A powerful earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night time killed 11 individuals and injured 122, the native authorities mentioned.
The Yibin metropolis authorities posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning. Xinhua information company mentioned rescue efforts had been underway within the stricken space.
The magnitude 6.zero earthquake collapsed a resort in Changning county and broken some roads, Xinhua mentioned. Heavy rains had been falling Tuesday morning.
The Ministry of Emergency Administration despatched firefighting crews and different rescue personnel, Xinhua mentioned. The ministry and the Nationwide Meals and Strategic Reserves Administration have dispatched 5,000 tents, 10,000 folding beds and 20,000 quilts to the quake-hit areas.
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The epicenter was 16 kilometres beneath the floor, in keeping with the China Earthquake Networks Heart. Shallow earthquakes are inclined to trigger extra injury to buildings and infrastructure.
China’s worst earthquake in recent times struck the mountainous western portion of Sichuan province in 2008, killing almost 90,000 individuals. That earthquake was about 400 kilometres (250 miles) from Monday’s quake.
A 1976 earthquake centred within the northeastern metropolis of Tangshan killed at the least 250,000 individuals.