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6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes China’s Sichuan Province: Report

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6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes China's Sichuan Province: Report

The quake struck at 4:33 am (native time), Xinhua news company reported.(Representational)

Beijing:

An earthquake of magnitude 6 jolted Luxian County of southwest China’s Sichuan province on Thursday, in response to China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC).

The quake struck at 4:33 am (native time), the state-run Xinhua news company reported.

The epicentre was monitored at 29.2 levels north latitude and 105.34 levels east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, the report mentioned.

The earthquake reduction headquarters of Sichuan has activated a level-II response, the second highest in China’s four-tier earthquake emergency response system.

After the quake, Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response and despatched personnel for catastrophe investigation and rescue.

Thousands of individuals have been killed and lots of others injured when Sichuan province was struck by an earthquake of magnitude 8 in 2008.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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