China rocked by deadly 6.0 magnitude earthquake – three dead and 88 injured

China earthquake: Country rocked by tremor

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An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the


southwestern province of Sichuan

during the early hours of Thursday morning.

At least three people were killed and 88 others have been injured, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC

).

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The epicentre of the earthquake was located about 200km (120 miles) southeast of Chengdu, the provincial capital.


The quake was recorded at 4.33am local time and reached a depth of 10km (6.2 miles)


More than 20,000 homes are reported to have suffered damage.


Around 76,000 residents have been evacuated by local authorities.


China has been rocked by a deadly earthquake

(Image: USGS)

In June 2019, a similar earthquake, also with a magnitude of 6.0, killed 12 people and injured 134.

And in 2008, a devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake in the province left 87,000 dead or untraceable.


This is a developing news story, more to follow.

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