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Thursday, 23 March 2023 02:20 GMT

Sichuan province in southwest China is struck by powerful earthquake


(MENAFN) After noon on Monday, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook a hilly region in the western Sichuan province of China, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

According to the center, the epicenter was situated at a depth of 16 kilometers in the town of Luding, 180 kilometers (111 miles) southwest of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan.

Internet users claimed to have felt the Sichuan earthquake from as far away as Changsha and Xian.

According to the center, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 occurred moments later near Luding in the city of Yaan. So far, there have been no recorded casualties.

Strong earthquake struck Yaan in 2013, killing over 100 people and injured thousands more.

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