Fresh Aftershock Hits China Quake Region: USGS

An aftershock shook the region of affected by Thursday’s 5.7 magnitude earthquake. From AFP:

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 4.9 quake struck a minute after midnight (1601 GMT) and was centred 95 kilometres (60 miles) east northeast of the tourist city of Dali in Yao’an county, a mountainous area of remote Yunnan province.

The quake was recorded at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, it said.

Official news agency Xinhua said there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries from the aftershock, which lasted about 10 seconds.

More than to 250,000 people in several counties in Yunnan were displaced after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck Yao’an on Thursday evening.

From Al Jazeera:

See also “China Rushing Supplies to Quake-Hit Zone” from VOA.

July 12, 2009 7:01 PM
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