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Moderate 5.0 Quake Strikes Southwest China

Beijing, Oct 18 (AFP) A moderate 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern China today near the region devastated by a powerful 2008 quake, the US Geological Survey said.The earthquake hit the border area between the Chinese provinces

PTI [ Updated: October 18, 2010 11:14 IST ]
moderate 5.0 quake strikes southwest china
moderate 5.0 quake strikes southwest china

Beijing, Oct 18 (AFP) A moderate 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern China today near the region devastated by a powerful 2008 quake, the US Geological Survey said.


The earthquake hit the border area between the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou at 5:49 am local time (21:49 GMT yesterday), at a relatively shallow depth of 13.5 kilometres (8.5 miles), the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage.In May 2008 a massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan killing more than 87,000 people.

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