19 injured in Sichuan 5.4-magnitude quake

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CHENGDU– At least 19 people were confirmed injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Gongxian County in southwest China's Sichuan Province Saturday, local authorities said Sunday.

The injured have been rushed to hospitals for treatment. None of them is in critical condition. Eleven of them remain hospitalized for observation and treatment, according to quake relief headquarters of Yibin City, which administers Gongxian County.

The quake struck at 10:29 p.m. Saturday, with the epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, being monitored at 28.43 degrees north latitude and 104.77 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Changning County of Yibin City Monday, leaving 13 people dead and 220 others injured, and forcing the evacuation of 80,000 people.


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