Severe earthquake in China: magnitude 7, collapse and injuries

Extremely powerful earthquake in China, on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang. There is currently no news of the victims, but according to preliminary information, at least two houses collapsed. The magnitude of the earthquake is estimated to be 7.0. According to the China Earthquake Administration, the epicenter was recorded at a depth of 22 kilometers in the mountainous border region of Wushi County in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 50 kilometers away from Wushi, Xinhua reported, citing the Xinjiang Earthquake Agency. There are five villages within a 20-kilometer radius of the epicenter.

Multiple aftershocks, with at least 40 recorded, the strongest measuring 5.3 magnitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. According to Xinhua, railway traffic was disrupted after at least 27 trains were hit by the earthquake. China’s Ministry of Emergency Management sent relief materials, including tents, coats, quilts, mattresses, folding beds and stoves.

Tremors were also felt in Kazakhstan. No damage was reported as people fled their homes in Almaty. Shocks were also felt in Uzbekistan.

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Source: Today IT