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Strong earthquake shakes Sichuan

Falling boulders on the road near Luding in Sichuan province

On Monday, southwest China was shaken by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake. According to the China Earthquake Center, the epicenter is located near the city of Luding, about 230 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital Chengdu. The quake originated at a depth of about 16 kilometers. It is the most severe quake in the region since 2017. A few minutes later, there was an aftershock with a magnitude of 4.2 near the city of Yaan, which is located about 100 kilometers southwest of Chengdu.

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