Two Fresh Aftershocks Hit China Quake Zones

Xinhua reports on the earthquake aftershocks, which have demolished 420,000 houses and killed at least eight people:

Two fresh aftershocks struck earthquake-hit areas in China Tuesday afternoon, as the nationwide death toll from a massive quake two weeks ago has risen to 67,183.

A 5.4-magnitude aftershock hit Qingchuan County in Sichuan Province at about 4:03 p.m. and another 5.7-magnitude aftershock hit the neighboring Ningqiang County in Shaanxi Province, according to the China National Seismological Network.

Read also “Aftershocks demolish China homes” from BBC and “Amid Tremors, a City Trembles With Dread” from the New York Times, reporting from Chengdu.

May 27, 2008 10:43 AM
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