A 6.6-magnitude earthquake with a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) was reported southwest of Sichuan’s capital Chengdu near 1 p.m. native time on Monday, america Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
The quake’s epicenter was about 43 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of Kangding, a metropolis of round 100,000 individuals, in line with the USGS.
A minimum of 50 individuals had been additionally injured and 16 different stay lacking, CCTV reported.
Over one million residents in surrounding areas are estimated to have skilled reasonable tremors within the aftermath of the quake, it added.
China activated a Degree 3 emergency response and dispatched rescue staff to Luding County close to the epicenter, in line with China’s State Council. Chinese language broadcaster CGTN stated rescue staff had been serving to to clear roads blocked by landslides triggered by the quake.
The landlocked space is susceptible to earthquakes due to the Langmenshan Fault which runs via Sichuan’s mountains.