On Sept. 5, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck in Luding County, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province. By Sept. 7, there were 74 people dead, at least 26 people lost, and more than 250 people injured. Wang Weiluo Wang Weiluo is the author of “Thirty-Six Plans for the Three Gorges Project.” He pointed out that earthquakes and floods are caused by the CCP’s ruthless, ignorant destruction of nature under the Chinese Coty’s (CCP) rule.
According to the China Earthquake Observatory Network, by 7 a.m. on Sept. 6, a total of 10 aftershocks of 3.0-magnitude or above had been recorded, including one 4.5 magnitude earthquake and nine earthquakes of 3.0 to 3.9 magnitude, and the largest aftershock was 4.5 magnitude.
The earthquake caused a landslide, and a tributary of the Dadu River in Sichuan was blocked by debris for six hours after the earthquake, and a lake formed upstream of the blockage.
Recently, the CCP has built dams and power stations on rivers, raising widespread concerns.
Kelsang Gan, the representative of the Tibetan government-in-exile stationed in Taiwan, said to Sound of Hope, “The Dadu River Basin is a seismic mountain belt, where major earthquakes often occur. This section of the river, including the Dadu River and the Zheduo River, has particularly good water resources. Therefore, dams and hydropower stations are built everywhere, including the South-to-North Water Diversion Project.” People were worried about what would happen if an earthquake occurred and landslides blocked the Dadu River. Now their fears have been realized as a mountain landslide at the headwaters of the Dadu River has blocked the river forming a high-altitude lake which is very dangerous.
Sound of Hope interviewed a well-known land planning expert Wang Weiluo who lives in Germany.
Wang Weiluo said the Dadu River is a hydropower base developed by the CCP and one of the thirteen major hydropower bases in China. In the upper reaches of the Dadu River, that is, in the upper reaches of Qianzhi, there is one of the highest dams in the world, called the Shuangjiangkou Dam, and the storage capacity is 3.1 billion cubic meters. Its dam at 315 meters is the highest in the world and will soon be completed.
Wang Weiluo explained that this dam is different from the Three Gorges as it is not a gravity dam of cement. Instead, it is rock-piled and was built by means of explosions blowing up the mountains on both sides.
The Three Gorges Dam was promoted as a solid dam poured with concrete, and for that reason, there is a fear of earthquakes. But the rockfill Shuangjiangkou Dam wall is more resistant to earthquakes because it is soft, and when the earthquake comes, it will not break as a whole.
According to Baidu Encyclopedia, the Dadu River Shuangjiangkou Hydropower Station is located in the Dadu River at the source of the Foot River and the Qisijia River confluence two kilometers below the confluence of the Qisijia River. Construction began in March 2019, and excavation of the flood discharge system’s hole spillway was completed last month, with the first unit scheduled to generate electricity in 2024.
Wang Weiluo further explained the impact of an earthquake on the high-altitude dam and the reason why it is easy to form a dammed lake during an earthquake.
He added that there are more than 20 hydropower stations on the Dadu River, so their high-water storage is susceptible to earthquakes causing mountain landslides to block the river, especially in the case of reservoirs on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.
He said the geological conditions are not good, so if an earthquake shakes, the rocks on the mountain will easily fall down. In addition, the mountains on both sides are very high, and the river is not very wide, making it especially easy to form dams if rocks fall into the river.
Half of the high dams in the world are in China, and nearly all of China’s high dams are located in Sichuan and Yunnan. The impact of an earthquake is intensified by water pressure, especially in this case, the high pressure at 315 meters above sea level.
Floods after earthquakes are man-made disasters
Wang Weiluo further explained the harm caused by the CCP’s arbitrary operation of these hydroelectric power stations on the people.
He said more than 4,000 reservoir dams in Sichuan province were affected by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. One of them—the Wudu Dam, was under construction at the time. This dam is a concrete gravity dam, and the shaking from the quake caused 13 faults in the dam wall.
After the earthquake, relevant units of the CCP discussed whether to dismantle and rebuild or repair the 13 fractures. Finally, they decided to fix it.
Wang Weiluo said, “In 2020, the fifth flood happened because of it. At that time, the water had been stored up, and suddenly, it was found that the dam was about to collapse, so it was released immediately. The release of water from one reservoir caused (problems in) the upper reaches of Sichuan. All the reservoirs have to release water, forming the No. 5 flood peak of the Yangtze River in 2020, causing such a disaster that a part of the urban area of Chongqing was submerged.”
“After the Sichuan (Wenchuan) earthquake in 2008, several earthquakes followed, the Ya’an earthquake, etc., one after the other. According to the interpretation of Chinese seismologists, the Wenchuan earthquake was caused by plate movement.”
The seismologists say that there should be no more significant earthquakes after the plate is shaken because the energy has been released. However, that doesn’t explain the subsequent succession of constant earthquakes in Sichuan and Yunnan.
Wang Weiluo pointed out that people control all the rivers in China, and the water they flow is not natural. The water is all artificially manipulated flowing water. So there was a flood, there was a drought. It wasn’t a natural disaster. So why isn’t it a natural disaster—because it’s a man-made process of control—definitely not a natural process.