China quake kills at least 50, injures 300 in Gansu - reports

22 July 2013 11:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--At least 50 people were killed and over 300 were injured after a strong earthquake struck Gansu province in northwestern China on Monday morning, according to media reports.

The earthquake hit near the city of Dingxi at around 7:45 hours local time (23:45 GMT) with a magnitude of 6.6, according to state news agency Xinhua.

The US Geological Survey measured the magnitude of the quake as 5.9 at a depth of 9.8 km (6 miles).

No significant damage to industrial production sites have been reported.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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