Tremor hits SW China's Sichuan Province

13:07, October 25, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's Sichuan Province Monday morning and the tremor was felt in the provincial capital Chengdu, the local earthquake bureau said.

The quake struck the border area between Wenchuan County, epicenter of the massive earthquake of May 2008, and Chongzhou City near Chengdu at 10:55 a.m., with a depth of 18 kilometers.

The epicenter was located at 30.9 degrees north latitude, 103.3 degrees east longitude, according to a statement from the national seismic Network.

The Sichuan earthquake bureau said the quake was an aftershock of the 8.0-magnitude Wenchuan earthquake, which left more than 87,000 people dead or missing and more than 374,640 injured.

The bureau said it had not received any reports of casualties or losses as of midday.

A magnitude-4.7 quake hit central China's Henan Province Sunday afternoon, levelling 24 houses and leaving 12 students injured.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese Navy soldiers hold an evening party marking the upcoming 62nd National Day aboard Chinese Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in the Pacific on Sept. 28, 2011. The Chinese National Day falls on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2011 shows the crowd at the plaza of Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. The railway transportation witnessed a travel peak with the approach of the seven-day National Day holidays on Friday. (Xinhua)
  • A man wearing high-heel shoes takes part in the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event when men literally walk in women's shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows a cargo ship in danger on the sea near Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province. Cargo ship Fangzhou 6 of Qingzhou of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lost control after water stormed into its cabin due to Typhoon Nesat on the sea near Zhuhai Thursday, leaving 12 crew members in danger. Rescuers rushed to the ship and saved them by using a helicopter. (Xinhua)
  • Actress Gong Li poses for L'Officiel Magazine. (Xinhua Photo)
  • Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign hold placards as they march in the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Hot Forum Discussion