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Earthquake in China: 7.0-magnitude tremors jolt Sichuan Province; 100 feared dead

Over 100 people were feared dead and thousands injured in a powerful earthquake which shook China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday evening. The tremours measured 7.0 on the Richter scale.


By   |  Updated On : August 08, 2017 09:51 PM
  7.0-magnitude earthquake jolts China's Sichuan Province (Image: Twitter)

7.0-magnitude earthquake jolts China's Sichuan Province (Image: Twitter)

New Delhi :  

Over 100 people were feared dead and thousands injured in a powerful earthquake which shook China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday evening. The tremours measured 7.0 on the Richter scale.

The epicentre of the quake is believed to be 285km from Chengdu. The China Earthquake Network Center has confirmed the details.

There was no immediate report of any damage or casualties.

Citing a statement issued by the center, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported that the quake occurred around 9.19 PM (local time) and struck at a depth of 20-km.

More details awaited. 

First Published: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 07:54 PM


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