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People gather outside buidings to avoid aftershocks

Xinhua)  12:32, April 20, 2013  

Citizens stay outside their apartments to avoid aftershocks of a quake, in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan County of Sichuan Province at 8:02 a.m. Beijing Time (0002 GMT) on Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter, with a depth of 13 kilometers, was monitored at 30.3 degrees north latitude and 103.0 degrees east longitude. Residents in Chengdu felt the earthquake. Multiple aftershocks jolted the area after the 7.0 magnitude quake took place, the largest aftershock in magnitude being the 5.1-magnitude one which shook the bordering area of Lushan and Baoxing counties of Sichuan at 8:07 a.m. (Xinhua/Wei Dezhi)

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(Editor:HuangJin、Ye Xin)


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