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Earthquake strikes southwestern China, killing 1

 Two children walk by a collapsed house after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake in Moxi town in Suining, southwest China's Sichuan province, Sunday, Jan. 31,...
 In this photo released by the Xinhua news agency, rescuers work on the rubble of a house destroyed in a quake in Moxi Town of Suining City, southwest...

China Earthquake

Two children walk by a collapsed house after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake in Moxi town in Suining, southwest China's Sichuan province, Sunday, Jan. 31,...

China Earthquake

In this photo released by the Xinhua news agency, rescuers work on the rubble of a house destroyed in a quake in Moxi Town of Suining City, southwest...

A moderate earthquake jolted southwestern China on Sunday, killing one person and injuring 11 others, officials said. More than 100 houses were damaged or destroyed.
The quake struck at 5:37 a.m. in Sichuan province and registered a magnitude of 5.2, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake was centered at a depth of 11.6 miles (18.6 kilometers).
The Sichuan provincial seismological bureau said all of the casualties occurred in the town of Moxi, near the epicenter, with a population of about 30,000 people.
A 30-member team arrived in Moxi to assist the local government, the bureau said.
Sichuan province is still rebuilding from a magnitude-7.9 quake that struck in May 2008, leaving almost 90,000 people dead or missing.


Updated : 2021-06-24 22:54 GMT+08:00