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An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shakes southwestern China

MADRID, 5 Sep.

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An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shakes southwestern China

MADRID, 5 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale has shaken Sichuan province in southwestern China on Monday, with no injuries so far, the China Earthquake Network Center (CENC) reported.

The epicenter has been located 39 kilometers from Luding County, 47 kilometers from the city of Kangding and 226 kilometers from the city of Chengdu, the provincial capital. The earthquake had a depth of 16 kilometers, according to the Xinhua news agency.

More than 80,000 people died in Sichuan in 2008 when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the region. The province is particularly prone to earthquakes because it lies between the Indian and Eurasian continental plates, according to DPA.

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