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Strong earthquake hits China's Sichuan province

BEIJING — An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Wednesday (June 1), state media reported.

The quake struck Lushan county, near the city of Yaan, at 5pm local time (5pm Singapore time) and was at a depth of 17 kilometres.

The quake struck Lushan county, near the city of Yaan, at 5pm local time (5pm Singapore time) and was at a depth of 17 kilometres.

BEIJING — An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Wednesday (June 1), state media reported.

The quake struck Lushan county, near the city of Yaan, at 5pm local time (5pm Singapore time) and was at a depth of 17 kilometres, the state television quoted China Earthquake Networks Center as saying.

The epicentre is 113 kilometres from Sichuan's capital Chengdu.

No casualties have been reported so far.

In 2013, Yaan was hit by strong earthquake, killing more than 100 people and injuring thousands. REUTERS  

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