Deadly earthquake rocks southwestern China – BBC News

BBC News – Sep 6, 2022

At least 65 people have been killed after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China, state media said.

The quake struck at 13:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Monday in Sichuan province at a depth of 10km (6 miles).

The epicentre of the quake was at Luding, a town in a remote mountain region located about 226km southwest of Chengdu, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

Some 21 million people in Sichuan’s capital Chengdu were last week ordered to stay at home because of Covid rules.

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