5.1 magnitude earthquake hits China’s Sichuan Province; No casualties so far

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Earthquake: Tremors were felt in Delingha and Jiuquan, Jiayuguan and Zhangye. (Representative)

Beijing:

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook Xingwen County in Yibin City, Sichuan Province of China on Wednesday morning, according to the China Seismic Network Center (CENC).

The tremor occurred at 7:50 a.m. (Beijing time) today, according to Xinhua News Agency.

The epicenter was monitored at 28.22 degrees north latitude and 105.03 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 10 km, the CENC said, according to Xinhua.

No casualties have been reported so far.

Earlier on March 26, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook China’s Qinghai province.

The earthquake had struck the town of Delingha in the province at 00:21 today. The epicenter was monitored at 38.50 degrees north latitude and 97.33 degrees east longitude, 126 km from the city proper, with a depth of 10 km, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was located in an unpopulated area at an altitude of 4,410 meters, Xinhua news agency reported.

There were no villages within 20 km of the epicenter, according to the Delingha emergency management office.

Tremors were felt by residents of Delingha and the cities of Jiuquan, Jiayuguan and Zhangye, the office said.

Affected by the earthquake, several trains running in the area are expected to be delayed, according to Xining Station of China Railway Qinghai-Tibet Group Co., Ltd, the news agency added.

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