Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes southwest China

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes southwest China



Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes southwest China

 

A 6.6-significance earthquake struck south-western China on Monday, consistent with the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

 

The quake hit round 43km south-east of the city of Kangding in Sichuan province at a intensity of 10km, the USGS stated.

 

The China Earthquake Networks Centre additionally suggested an earthquake of significance 6.eight hanging the mountainous place after noon on Monday. The epicenter became placed at Luding county at a intensity of 16km, the center stated, approximately 180km south-west of Sichuan’s capital Chengdu.

 

There have been no on the spot reviews of any casualties.

 

Tremors have been felt withinside the close by mega town of Chengdu, a resident advised AFP.

 

"I felt it pretty strongly," a lady surnamed Chen stated. "Some of my neighbours at the floor ground stated they felt it very clearly."

 

Earthquakes are pretty not unusual place in China, particularly withinside the country's seismically energetic south-west.

 

At least 4 human beings have been killed and dozens extra injured after  earthquakes hit south-western China in June.

 

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes southwest China


On that occasion, a shallow 6.1-significance quake hit a in moderation populated place approximately 100km west of Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan with a populace of 21 million.

 

It became accompanied 3 mins later through a 2nd quake of significance 4.five in a close-by county in which the deaths and accidents occurred.

 

A significance 8.0 quake in 2008 in Sichuan's Wenchuan county value tens of heaps of lives and brought about extensive damage. AFP, REUTERS


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