Sunday, February 26, 2017

Central China Hit by 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake has struck China's Sichuan province, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said Sunday.

© AFP 2016/ Richter magnitude scale
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BEIJING (Sputnik) — The tremors were recorded at 3:24 local time (19:24 GMT) in Sichuan's Wenchuan County, a part of the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. The depth of the quake was given at 13 kilometers (8 miles).
No damage to buildings or loss of life have been reported.
Sichuan is an earthquake-prone region. In 2008, the 8.0 magnitude Great Sichuan earthquake took some 70,000 lives and left millions homeless.
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