Skip to comments.China quake: Dozens die and hundreds hurt in Sichuan
Posted on 04/19/2013 11:01:36 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
China quake: Dozens die and hundreds hurt in Sichuan
A powerful earthquake has killed at least 46 people and injured at least 400 in China's south-western province of Sichuan, state TV reports.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which had a 6.6 magnitude, was centred 50km (31 miles) west of the town of Linqiong.
It said the tremor occurred at a depth of 12km (7.4 miles). There are fears the death toll could rise further.
An 8.0 magnitude quake in Sichuan in May 2008 killed nearly 90,000 people.
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Things are gonna get rather heated....
A magnitude 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck China’s Sichuan province on April 20, 2013.
Local media estimate there will be expansive damage following the powerful quake.
Five years ago, in 2008, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake left more than 90,000 people dead or missing in the same area. - Reuters
Wonder if Ødungo will pay more attn to this than Bawston?
Pretty big deal on the news stations here.
Horrible. Prayers for the victims and their families.
Prayers sent for the people there.