Xinhua: 110 dead in China earthquake

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The Chinese state media reported on Tuesday that at least 110 people were killed in an earthquake in the northwest Gansu province of the country overnight.

Xinhua, the official news agency of the Chinese government, reported that another 96 people were injured as a result of the powerful, shallow earthquake that struck the province.

In the neighbouring province of Qinghai, nine other people have also died, and some 124 more have been injured, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

According to the agency, the earthquake caused significant damage, including a collapse of several buildings, and it prompted a number of people to run for their lives. On Tuesday morning, rescue workers were on the scene working to save the victims.

The US Geological Survey has rated the magnitude of the quake as 5.9, and it was recorded in Gansu province near the border with Qinghai province, which is where Haidong is located.

It has been reported that the magnitude of this earthquake is 6.2 according to Xinhua.

It is reported that power and water supplies have been disrupted in some of the local villages, according to Xinhua.

Videos posted on social media showed the falling ceilings and other debris that resulted from the storm.

At 11:59 pm local time on Monday (1559 GMT), the USGS revised the magnitude of the earthquake downward from 6.0 initially reported, to a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles). The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles).

The emergency response was launched by authorities right after the quake, and rescue personnel and a provincial leader were en route to the area shortly after the earthquake, according to a report from Xinhua.

As reported by the USGS, the magnitude 6.4 quake occurred about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south-southwest of Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, and was followed by several smaller aftershocks.

China is a country that is prone to earthquakes. During the month of August, 23 people were injured and dozens of buildings collapsed as a result of a shallow 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck eastern China.

That news provided by timenews.

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