Powerful quake hits China

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) A powerful earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, has jolted south China’s Sichuan province Saturday morning, Xinhua reported. Two people have died.

The temblor hit the province’s Lushan county in Ya’an city at 8.02 a.m., according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicentre, having a depth of 13 km, was monitored at 30.3 degrees north latitude and 103.0 degrees east longitude.

It was strongly felt by residents in Sichuan’s capital city of Chengdu, about 140 km from Ya’an.

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