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5.6-magnitude quake jolts Sichuan, damages thousands of houses
Jun 30, 2009 01:45
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An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale today hit the Sichuan Province, where an 8.0 magnitude quake (Wenchuan earthquake) last year killed over 80,000 people, according to China National Seismological Network.

The quake occurs at 02:03 of June 30. The epicenter lies in Mianzhu City, north of Sichuan Province. About 9,000 houses and parts of the local roads were damaged in the quake. The shock was strongly felt in Chengdu, (capital of Sichuan Province), Chongqing, Hanzhong, Baoji and Xian.8 injuries have been reported.



Jun 30, 2009 09:06
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Hi Leopold,

I just checked this website for details

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2009imap.php

Good source of scientific information and they say it happened about 3.22

I didn't notice it here in Chongqing. I was on the 8th story of a building at the time.

Hope there are very few casualties this time.
Jun 30, 2009 09:10
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Two in two days

Monday June 29th was 2.03 and 5.2

Tuesday June 30th was at 3.22 and 4.9

Felt neither of these in Chongqing
Jun 30, 2009 20:45
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Hope the quake won't bring more damages to Sichuan people. Are there any more aftershocks? How far is Mianzhu from Wenchuan?
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