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|Wednesday, June 07, 2000, updated at 07:36(GMT+8)|
Earthquake Rocks Gansu ProvinceAn earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale jolted an area between Jingtai and Baiyin counties in Northwest China's Gansu Province at 18^The epicenter was located at 37.1 degrees north latitude and 104 degrees east longitude. The tremor was felt in surrounding counties and cities including Lanzhou, the provincial capital.
Some houses made of earthen bricks have collapsed and communications to some villages have been broken off.
No reports of casualties were immediately available.
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