6.6 Earthquake Hits China Leaving 11 Dead 81 Injured

China Earthquake: 11 Dead 81 Injured

China’s western Gansu province was struck by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake on Monday morning, killing 11 people and injuring 81, according to state media.

The Xinhua news agency further reported that the quake was felt in Minxian County and Zhangxian County approximately 170 kmm from the province’s capital Lanzhou, at 7:45 am.

Xinhua said another earthquake about 5.6 magnitude struck the same region at 9:12 a.m.

The United States Geological Survey registered the initial quake as a magnitude of 5.9.

By: Veverly Edwards

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