Earthqake in China's Karst 

Reported variously as a 6.5 or 7.0, an earthquake near the karst lakes of 
Jiuzhaigou, on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in SW China. This remarkable 
karst area is similar to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s National Park and World 
Heritage Site, on the other side of the Earth. In both places the water in the 
lakes is precipitating large rimstone dams. The dams are actually growing with 
time and the waterfalls at the outlet of the lakes are actually growing taller 
with time. 

At least 19 people have been killed, more than 250 injured, and many, many 
tourists are trapped. 

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