Earthquake: 31 injured after 5.4 magnitude quake strikes Southwest China

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 June 2019, 04:05 PM
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Earthquake in China: At least 31 people were injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Gongxian County in China's Sichuan province, authorities said on Sunday. Rescuers have sent the injured to hospitals for treatment. None of them are in critical condition, Xinhua news agency reported. The quake struck at 10.29pm on Saturday, at a depth of 10km. The epicentre is monitored at 28.43 degrees north latitude and 104.77 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

Saturday's quake comes after a temblor measuring 6 on the Richter scale on June 17 jolted Changning County of Yibin, leaving 13 people dead and 220 others injured, and forcing the evacuation of 80,000 people, reported news agency IANS.

Following the 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, an aftershock measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale struck Gongxian county, Yibin, at 8.28am on Sunday.
First Published: Sunday, June 23, 2019 03:45 PM
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