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Earthquake hits China's Sichuan

Earthquake hits China's Sichuan

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China's Sichuan province yesterday, shaking one of the areas hardest hit by last year's massive earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Yesterday's quake hit around 2 a.m. 90km north of the provincial capital of Chengdu and had a depth of 35km, according to the USGS. Eight people were slightly injured, three houses were toppled in a township near Mianzhu city and road, water, electricity and telecommunications in the area around the city suffered minor damage, Xinhua reported.