Earthquake in China: 7 people died in a strong earthquake in Sichuan province of China, magnitude 6.8 measured
China’s Sichuan Province was shaken by strong earthquakes on Monday. Seven people were killed after a strong earthquake struck parts of southwestern China on Monday afternoon. Along with this, many people are said to be seriously injured.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck at 12:52 pm in Luding County of Sichuan province, Xinhua news agency reported. At the same time, according to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake has been measured at 6.6. The earthquake was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 mi).
Four died in June earthquake
Let us tell you that earthquakes are frequent in Sichuan province of China. There was also a very strong earthquake in June. During that time a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck a sparsely populated area about 100 kilometers west of Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, with a population of 2.1 million. Shortly thereafter, another 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck a nearby county. As a result, four people died.
Nearly one lakh people died in the 2008 earthquake
At the same time, China’s deadliest earthquake in recent years was a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in 2008 that killed about 90,000 people in Sichuan.
Why do earthquake tremors come?
Earthquake tremors occur as a result of the energy generated by sudden movements in the Earth’s outer layer. This energy generates seismic waves on the Earth’s surface, which are manifested by shaking or displacing the ground.
because of the earthquake
Earthquakes can be caused by natural phenomena or anthropogenic causes. Earthquakes are often caused by geological faults. Massive gas migration, mainly methane deep within the Earth, volcanoes, landslides, and nuclear tests are the main faults.