EM – Strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hits China’s Qinghai province

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A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck China’s remote northwestern province of Qinghai early Saturday, the US Geological Survey announced.

The epicenter of the quake, which occurred around 1:45 a.m. (1745 GMT) US seismologists said that the China Earthquake Networks Center put the force at 6.9, according to the state news agency Xinhua.

“There is a small chance of casualties,” USGS said in its assessment of the quake, adding that “significant damage” is likely.

The US agency warned that “the population in this area Region lives in structures that are very prone to earthquake vibrations, although there are some resilient structures “.

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