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Devastation due to terrible earthquake in China, many deaths, people in panic, relief work continues

Earthquake in China: There has been a strong earthquake in China. The earthquake has caused huge destruction. Hundreds of people died and the death toll is continuously increasing. At least 116 people were killed in an earthquake that struck a cold and mountainous region of northwestern China at midnight on Monday, Chinese state media said Tuesday. The intensity of this earthquake is said to be 6.2. This earthquake has caused considerable damage in Gansu and Qinghai provinces. At the same time, Chinese President Xi Jinping has appealed to work on a war footing in search and rescue work.

Devastation due to terrible earthquake in China, many deaths, people in panic, relief work continues

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Devastation due to terrible earthquake in China, many deaths, people in panic, relief work continues

Devastation due to terrible earthquake in China, many deaths, people in panic, relief work continues

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Devastation due to terrible earthquake in China, many deaths, people in panic, relief work continues

More than 500 people injured, roads destroyed, electricity and telephone lines destroyed

Search and rescue operations are underway in Gansu and neighboring Qinghai provinces. According to media reports, more than 500 people were injured in the earthquake, homes and roads were seriously damaged, and power and communication lines were knocked down.

The earthquake was felt in much of the surrounding area, including Lanzhou, the provincial capital of Gansu in the north-east.

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The earthquake was felt in much of the surrounding area, including Lanzhou, the Gansu provincial capital in the north-east.

The center was 10 kilometers below the ground

The China Earthquake Network Center said a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Gansu just before midnight Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (six miles). The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude at 5.9.

4 thousand firefighters are engaged in rescue work

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4 thousand firefighters are engaged in rescue work

The earthquake caused considerable damage in Gansu and Qinghai provinces.

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The earthquake caused considerable damage in Gansu and Qinghai provinces.

Tremors felt within a radius of 100 kilometers

The quake was felt across much of the surrounding area, including Lanzhou, the Gansu provincial capital, about 100 kilometers (60 mi) northeast of the epicenter. Photos and video posted by a Lanzhou University student showed students leaving a dormitory building and standing outside with long jackets over their pajamas.

Devastation due to terrible earthquake in China, many deaths, people in panic, relief work continues

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Devastation due to terrible earthquake in China, many deaths, people in panic, relief work continues

4 thousand firefighters are engaged in rescue work

At least 4,000 firefighters, soldiers and police officers were dispatched to rescue operations. There the People’s Liberation Army Western Theater established a command post to direct its work.

Search and rescue operations are underway in Gansu and neighboring Qinghai provinces.

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Search and rescue operations are underway in Gansu and neighboring Qinghai provinces.

There was an earthquake in the mountainous region of western China last September also.

Earthquakes are somewhat common in the mountainous region of western China, which extends to the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. There was an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude in September last year. At least 74 people were reported killed in this. This earthquake shook China’s southwestern province of Sichuan. Landslides occurred in the provincial capital Chengdu and buildings were shaken. This was an area where 21 million residents were under COVID-19 lockdown.

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