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Earthquake in China: Strong earthquake in Sichuan province of China, magnitude 6.8


Earthquake in China According to Xinhua news agency, an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude has occurred in Luding County of Sichuan province at 1252 pm. It is known that earthquakes often occur in Sichuan province of China.

China’s Sichuan Province was shaken by strong earthquakes on Monday. A strong earthquake struck part of southwestern China on Monday afternoon. It was not immediately clear how much damage was caused by this earthquake. 

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck at 12: 52 pm in Luding County of Sichuan province, Xinhua news agency reported. At the same time, according to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake has been measured at 6.6. The earthquake was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 mi)

Four was died in June earthquake

Let us tell you that earthquakes are frequent in Sichuan province of China. There was also a very strong earthquake in June. During that time a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck a sparsely populated area about 100 kilometers west of Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, with a population of 2.1 million. Shortly thereafter, another 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck a nearby county. Due to this four people died. 

Nearly one lakh people died in the 2008 earthquake

At the same time, China’s deadliest earthquake in recent years was a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in 2008 that killed about 90,000 people in Sichuan.

Why do earthquake tremors come?

Earthquake tremors occur as a result of the energy generated by sudden movements in the Earth’s outer layer. This energy generates seismic waves on the Earth’s surface, which are manifested by shaking or displacing the ground. 

Reasons of the earthquake

Earthquakes can be caused by natural phenomena or anthropogenic causes. Earthquakes are often caused by geological faults. Massive gas migration, mainly methane deep within the Earth, volcanoes, landslides, and nuclear tests are such major faults

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