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Moderate earthquake hits southwestern China

Last Updated: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 18:01

Beijing: A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck
southwestern China on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, near
the epicentre of last year`s massive quake that left more than
87,000 people dead or missing.

The quake hit at 3:25 pm local time in Sichuan province,
at a depth of 10 kilometres, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries,
the state-run China News Service said.

State media said the epicentre of the quake was in
Wenchuan county, epicentre of the 8.0-magnitude quake on May
12 of last year.

The provincial seismological network said the quake
measured 4.8 on the Richter scale, the official Xinhua news
agency reported.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 18:01

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