Earthquake in China: At least three people have died

16 September 2021 13:46 PM | UPDATED 3 months ago

16 September 2021 13:46 PM

At least three people have been killed in an earthquake in China’s southeastern Sichuan province early Thursday.

At least three people have been killed and more than 60 injured, according to the Chinese state media Global Times. China has sent a team to search and rescue people affected by the quake.

The quake was felt in Sichuan at 4:30 a.m. local time on Thursday. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake had a magnitude of 5.4. However, China said a magnitude 6.0 earthquake had shaken the region. Its epicenter is said to be 10 kilometers below the ground.

The quake damaged dozens of homes in Luxian. Officials say a major quake is now unlikely.

The death toll from the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province was 87,000. Among them were thousands of students studying in the dilapidated building of the school.

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