China: 14,427 affected after 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Sichuan
Sichuan — About 14,427 people were affected after a 6.1- magnitude earthquake jolted the city of Ya’an in Sichuan, South Western China, reported local media citing preliminary statistics. Four people were confirmed dead and 41 others injured due to the earthquake that jolted the city on Wednesday afternoon, according to the city’s earthquake relief headquarters on Thursday.
Earlier, the city’s earthquake relief headquarters said that a total of 13,081 people in Ya’an were affected by the earthquake however as per the new statistics the number has increased significantly, reported Xinhua. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattled Lushan County of Ya’an in Sichuan, at 5 p.m. Wednesday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
The epicentre, with a depth of 17 km, was monitored at 30.4 degrees north latitude and 102.9 degrees east longitude, the CENC said. Earlier, a level-III national emergency response was activated after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management.(ANI)