Earthquake of Magnitude 7 Struck Sichuan Province of China

Earthquake that measured 7 on Ritcher Scale struck China’s western Sichuan Province leaving behind 167 dead and more than 5000 injured.

Created On: Apr 21, 2013 11:54 IST

Earthquake that measured 7 on Ritcher Scale killed more than 167 and injured at least 5000 people in China’s western Sichuan Province on 20 April 2013. The earthquake struck at 8.02 am from Chinese local time. The incident occurred at a distance of less than 100 miles from Chengdu, the Provincial Capital of the region.  

Seismologists measured that the epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 12 Kilometers below the surface in Ya’an City, which is a home to about 1.5 million people. The earthquake left behind a devastating look in form of destroyed and broken houses. More than 700 aftershocks followed the devastating earthquake.

 

 

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