December 19, 2023Bhagyasree Sengupta

In Pics: China faces the deadliest earthquake in 9 years as death toll rises to 127

A strong earthquake rattled China's mountainous northwestern region killing 127 people in the nation.

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The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck before midnight on Monday has become the deadliest quake the country witnessed in 9 years.

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Things became tough since the earthquake happened in the area with below-freezing temperature. The quake also managed to injure over 700 people and damaged several buildings.

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Gansu and Qinghai provinces became the worst hit regions in the country with the quake destroying power and communication lines.

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The earthquake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers in Gansu’s Jishishan county, about 5 kilometers from the provincial boundary with Qinghai.

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Following the earthquake, the region faced nine aftershocks measuring magnitude 3.0 or higher.

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