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Earthquake with Magnitude 6.9 Occurred Near Leshan, Sichuan, China

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Posted 7 minutes ago – U.S. Geological Survey An earthquake with magnitude 6.9 occurred near Leshan, Sichuan, China at 00:02:48.03 UTC on Apr 20, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

A magnitude 6.9 quake struck the western Chinese region of Sichuan on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.    It said the earthquake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.0 tremor, was centered 69 miles (111 km) northwest of the town of Leshan. It occurred at a depth of only 10.2 miles (16.4 km)below the surface.

A 6.9 quake is capable of causing severe damage.

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