Friday, March 26, 2021

5.4 Quake Hits Northwest China, Kills 3, Destroys 65 Homes

Shallow M5.4 earthquake kills 3 and destroys 65 homes in China (videos)

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China claimed the lives of three people.

The shallow quake occurred on Tuesday at 9:14 p.m. local time (0:14 GMT) about 100 kilometers (62 miles) away from Aksu county at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Seismologists recorded 10 aftershocks, the strongest of them had a magnitude of 3.4.

As of Wednesday, officials confirmed the death of at least 3 people and reported a total of 65 houses damaged or destroyed, 16 of which collapsed along with the roof.

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