#AceNewsReport – June.18: Editor says here’s what we know the hit Changning County of Yibin at 10:55 p.m. Monday (Beijing Time): The epicenter, with a depth of 16 km, was monitored at 28.34 degrees north latitude and 104.90 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center: “As of Tuesday afternoon, nearly 200 people were injured. The quake affected more than 142,000 people and 8,447 people were evacuated in quake-hit areas. It also toppled down 73 houses and severely damaged 19 others.” Xinhua reports https://t.co/NiTBceAGrs
Earlier the death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors: The quakes, roughly 30 minutes apart, hit the southwestern province of Sichuan late on Monday, with shaking felt in key regional cities, such as the provincial capital of Chengdu and the metropolis of Chongqing Reuters reported.
People rushed into the streets and cracks were left in some buildings by the quakes, pictures posted on the social media accounts of state media showed: Rescuers pulled some people out of rubble alive near the epicenter, in a largely rural area, state television added.
A quake of magnitude 5.9 was followed by a smaller one of 5.2 magnitude, both at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) and centered near Changning county, the United States Geological Survey said: There were several aftershocks, the China Earthquake Administration said, while the U.S. quake agency recorded one of magnitude 5.2 on Tuesday.
#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: June.18: 209: Reuters: Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Winni Zhou; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Clarence Fernandez
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