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Shallow 5.5 Quake Sets Take off Rockslides In Southwest China

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BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers They headed to the scene of a magnitude 5.5 earthquake. Thursday In a region in the southwest China At the base of Tibetan Plateau that is susceptible to deadly quakes

Roads Despite no casualties reported or other damage, roads leading into the area were blocked by rockslides. The Temblor struck at 3 :49 a.m. at 10 kilometers (6.2 mile) depth. Sichuan province’s mountainous Luding According to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Although Although 5.5. magnitude earthquakes aren’t particularly powerful, weak temblors are more susceptible to causing damage.

The Official Xinhua News Agency The statement said that around 100 rescuers were heading to the site. It did not provide any information about their work or their duties. China Firefighters, paramilitary soldiers and volunteers are often mobilized as first responders to earthquakes or wildfires in mountainous areas with few roads.

A 6.8 magnitude quake In the same region, it was also struck. SeptemberMore than 90 people were killed, more than 400 injured, and thousands of buildings damaged or destroyed.

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The China Earthquake Networks Center The magnitude was 5.6, and the depth was 11.km (6.8 miles). Aftershocks There were several others in the vicinity, including one that registered magnitude 4.9.

Roughly 200km (125 miles) from provincial capital Chengdu, Luding The address is Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture The edge of the Tibetan PlateauTectonic plates collide against one another in this area.

China’s deadliest earthquake in recent years was a 7.9 magnitude quake in 2008 that killed nearly 90,000 people in Sichuan. The Outside, temblors destroyed schools, towns, and rural communities. ChengduThis has allowed for years of reconstruction with more earthquake-resistant materials.

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