Southwestern China Rattled By Series Of Quakes
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Mon 17th June 2019 | 11:52 PM
A string of five earthquakes -- including one with a magnitude of 6.0 -- shook China's southwestern Sichuan province on Monday, injuring at least four people and toppling a hotel
The subsequent smaller tremors, the largest of which had a magnitude of 5.1, took place in the following 40 minutes.
At least four people were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment, Xinhua quoted an emergency worker as saying.
AFP was unable to independently verify the authenticity of the videos.
Earthquakes regularly strike Sichuan, where a powerful 7.9-magnitude quake left 87,000 people dead or missing in 2008.
In February, three earthquakes hit Rongxian county in the province, killing two people and injuring 12 others -- casualties that residents blamed on fracking.
Local authorities later halted shale gas mining after thousands of residents protested.