New powerful earthquake in Sichuan - another 70 thousand buildings destroyed

The earthquake killed one person,
at least another 400 were injured.
Destroyed about 70 thousand buildings.






New strong earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the epicenter of which was in a county Tsinchuan seriously damaged the local telephone system. It is reported today Chzhungosinvenshe agency referring to the representative of the provincial government.

One of the most powerful after the incident on May 12 earthquake of magnitude 8, 0 aftershocks were recorded in the county Tsinchuan today at 16:21 local time (12:21 MSK). According to the estimates of seismic services, its magnitude was 6, 4.

Its epicenter was located in the county and had Tsinchuan coordinates: 32, 6 north latitude and 105 east longitude 4. Tremors lasted about a minute.

The earthquake killed one person, at least another 400 were injured. Destroyed about 70 thousand buildings.

Xinhua News Agency reported that strong tremors were felt in the provincial capital of Chengdu, where many local residents in their homes at this time began to fall from the tables of various items. The earthquake was felt in Beijing, especially on the upper floors of tall buildings.

Reports of possible casualties or damage have been reported yet. In the area where the earthquake occurred, still continue to work intensively in the aftermath of the recent more powerful blow element.

The total number of victims of aftershocks in Sichuan reached, according to official figures, 62 thousand. 664 people.

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