Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes China; 100 dead or injured

By REUTERS
April 20, 2013 05:16

 
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Around 100 people are dead or injured from an earthquake which struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, state media reported.

A magnitude 6.9 quake struck the western Chinese region of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

It said the earthquake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.0 tremor, was centered 69 miles (111 km) northwest of the town of Leshan. It occurred at a depth of only 10.2 miles (16.4 km) below the surface.

A 6.9 quake is capable of causing severe damage.

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