Devastating earthquake hits china: Here are few details you need to know
A powerful earthquake has hit Southwest China. According to reports, it has killed 13 people and over 175 people are injured in its wake. Notably, the earthquake shook Jiuzhaigou county in China’s Southwestern Sichuan Province where at least five people died. All of them were tourists, as per reports.
Notably, nearly 2800 people were evacuated from the affected places. Rescue teams are still working to free people stuck in debris. The earthquake hit the country late Tuesday. According to reports, it has killed 13 people and 147 are injured. US Geographical Survey said that the earthquake had magnitude of 6.5 Ritcher scale, the China Earthquake Networks Center cited that that quake had a magnitude of 7.0
A Level 1 emergency response was put into the place by the China Earthquake Administration, which is the highest of its four response levels. Notably, the intercontinental hotel has been severely damaged. Almost 400 fire trucks and more than 1,100 firefighters were dispatched to scene, as per CCTV.
The epicenter of the quake was 107 kilometres Southeast of Dostq, Kazakhsthan, at a depth of 25.9 kilometers, as per reports.
Notably, the earthquake disrupted the power supply and phone services in the Jiuzhaigou tourist area which has been now closed.
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