April 20, 2013 – A Deadly 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Struck China: A powerful earthquake has struck China’s Sichuan province. At least 192 people are dead and 11,200 are injured, but local authorities say the toll could be much higher once the full scope of this disaster is realized.
The Chinese government’s seismological bureau measured the quake at magnitude 7. The US Geological Survey recorded it at 6.6 at a depth of less than 13 kilometers. This could magnify the impact.
Multiple aftershocks followed: The largest was marked at 5.1, five minutes after the first quake.
Pictured above, people wait outside in fear of a strong aftershock.
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