A 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Kangding county, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province at 11:19 p.m. on Tuesday, three days after the same area was devastated by a 6.3-magnitude quake that resulted in five deaths and dozens of injuries.
The epicenter was monitored at a latitude of 30.2 degrees north and a longitude of 101.7 degrees east. The quake hit at a depth of 16 kilometers, with three people slightly injured, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre said earlier this morning.
Many local residents rushed out of their homes to the streets and a gymnasium after the quake.
Zhao Ming, the director of the China Earthquake Emergency Rescue center, said the quake was around 10 km in distance to the previous one. Whether the earthquake was an entirely separate one or an aftershock hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Here’s the news report.
By Lucy Liu
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