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5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts SW China

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-30 16:05

BEIJING - A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Qingchuan County, Guangyuan City of southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:14 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 32.27 degrees north latitude and 105.0 degrees east longitude.

The quake struck at a depth of about 13 km.

Qingchuan was also one of the worst-hit areas when an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan's Wenchuan County on May 12, 2008.

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