Strongest earthquake in China since 2013.. Up to 7 people died.. Rescue work is intense

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Updated: Monday, September 5, 2022, 17:42 [IST]

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Pengjing: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has been felt in the city of Sichuan in China. It has been reported that up to 7 people have died in this powerful earthquake that has been felt since last 2013.

It was reported that the earthquake was felt 180 km southwest of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan.

After 2013, the most powerful earthquake in China with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale

At present, the work of rescuing people from the damage caused by the earthquake is going on intensively.

Local news reported that the earthquake was felt at 12.52 pm. The earthquake was reported to have occurred at a depth of 16 kilometers in Luding city, 180 km southwest of Chengdu. It is said that this type of earthquake occurred earlier in 2013 and this is the most powerful earthquake since then. The quake’s impact was felt as a mild 4.2-magnitude earthquake in the Yan region, about 100 km southwest of Chengdu.

The earthquake caused landslides in mountainous areas of Sichuan province. As of 4 pm, the death toll has risen to 13, CGTN news agency reported. It is feared that the casualties may increase as rescue operations continue. 140 emergency medical rescue team members from Sichuan Province started the first phase of the rescue operation. After that, rescue teams have started work in large numbers.

Earlier in April 2013, up to 100 people were killed due to a magnitude 7 earthquake in the Yan region. Thousands were injured. Prior to that, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan in May 2008. Almost 70,000 people died in this. Tens of thousands were seriously injured. It is noteworthy that the work of rescuing the victims of this earthquake was going on for days.

English summary

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has been felt in Sichuan, China. It has been reported that up to 7 people have died in this powerful earthquake that has been felt since last 2013. It was reported that the earthquake was felt 180 km southwest of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan.


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