Saturday, April 20, 2013

Quake 7 magnitude tremors China

20 04 2013

 

20 04 2013
Tectonic plates of China being considered most fragile today encountered  a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 8:02 a.m. Saturday. Quake tremor-ed  felt by residents in Sichuan’s capital city of Chengdu.Quake was  had its effect in provinces of Guizhou, Gansu, Shaanxi and Yunnan.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya’an city in southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 8:02 a.m. Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
The epicenter, with a depth of 13 km, was monitored at 30.3 degrees north latitude and 103.0 degrees east longitude.Media reports multiple aftershocks jolted the area after the 7.0 magnitude quake took place, the largest aftershock in magnitude being the 5.1-magnitude one which shook the bordering area of Lushan and Baoxing counties of Sichuan at 8:07 a.m..
Till the time of release, several aftershocks rated above 4.0-magnitude hit the area, including a M-4.8 quake at 8:06 a.m, a M-4.6 one at 9:02 a.m, a M-4.1 one at 8:31 a.m., and a M-4.1 on at 8:37.
At least seven people have been confirmed dead as of 10:20 a.m. Saturday in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the provincial seismological bureau said.
China’s quake has nearly 100 casualties have been reported by the government of Lushan county. Quick to act more than 2,000 soldiers were rushing to the area hit by a 7.0-magnitude quake in southwest China’s Sichuan Province for rescue and relief work, military sources said Saturday.

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