Over 110 Lifeless As 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits China’s Qinghai Province

Over 110 Dead, Several Injured As Massive Earthquake Hits China

5.9-magnitude quake despatched robust tremors by way of elements of China’s Qinghai province on Tuesday.


Not less than 111 folks had been killed when an earthquake collapsed buildings in northwest China, state media reported Tuesday, as rescue staff raced to begin digging by way of rubble.

About 100 had been killed and scores extra injured in Gansu province after the robust, shallow tremor struck, state broadcaster CCTV stated, citing the provincial earthquake aid headquarters.

In keeping with CCTV, 11 others had been killed and 100 injured within the metropolis of Haidong within the neighbouring province of Qinghai.

The quake prompted vital injury, together with collapsed homes, and despatched folks working into the road for security, state information company Xinhua stated.

Rescue work was beneath means early Tuesday, with Chinese language President Xi Jinping calling for “all-out efforts” within the search and aid work in addition to guaranteeing the protection of the survivors and their property.

The quake, which was logged as magnitude 5.9 by the US Geological Survey, struck in Gansu close to the border with Qinghai, the place Haidong is situated.

That epicentre is about 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of Gansu province’s capital, Lanzhou. A number of smaller aftershocks adopted the preliminary earthquake.

Xinhua reported the quake — which was felt in Xi’an in northern Shaanxi province, some 570 kilometres (350 miles) away — as magnitude 6.2.

– Freezing temperatures –

Energy and water provides had been disrupted in some native villages, Xinhua stated.

CCTV confirmed photos of emergency automobiles driving in direction of the scene with their lights flashing alongside snow-lined highways.

Rescue staff wearing overalls had been pictured shoulder-to-shoulder within the vans, whereas different photos confirmed them lining up in ranks to obtain directions.

Different clips confirmed emergency personnel going by way of particles by torchlight, unfolding orange stretchers for the casualties.

Temperatures have plunged to nicely beneath freezing throughout northern China, and photographs from one of many worst-hit areas on CCTV confirmed residents warming themselves by a hearth whereas emergency providers arrange tents.

Fallen ceilings and different particles could possibly be seen in movies posted on social media.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) at 11:59 pm native time Monday (1559 GMT), in keeping with the USGS, which revised the magnitude downward after initially reporting 6.0.

Officers launched an emergency response and dispatched rescue personnel to the realm simply after the quake and provincial leaders had been additionally en route, Xinhua reported.

Earthquakes should not unusual in China. In August, a shallow 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck jap China, injuring 23 folks and collapsing dozens of buildings.

In September 2022, a 6.6-magnitude quake hit Sichuan province leaving nearly 100 lifeless.

A 7.9-magnitude quake in 2008 left greater than 87,000 folks lifeless or lacking, together with 5,335 college pupils.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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