WATCH: Sichuan Rocked by 2 Earthquakes in 5 Minutes

By Lars James Hamer, June 2, 2022

0 0

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county, Ya’an, Sichuan province in southwest China yesterday, Wednesday, June 1, killing at least four people and injuring 14, Global Times reports. 

It has also been reported that two earthquakes struck in a five-minute window. 

Many people are presumed to be trapped, and rescue efforts are underway. 

Ya’an is also home to a group of giant pandas; staff at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda have said that they are all safe.

The earthquake hit Lushan County at 5pm on Wednesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The quake's epicenter was at a depth of 17km, and tremors were felt as far away as Chengdu and Chongqing. 

Houses have been damaged and the earthquake also caused landslides on mountains close by. 

The Ya’an Municipal Health Commission said that injured persons are being treated in local hospitals. 


[Cover image via Weibo@红花岗检察在线]

more news

Sichuan Woman Quits Job to Take Grandad Traveling

The 25-year-old woman said she just wanted to "accompany her grandfather to achieve his dreams."

WATCH: Earthquake Rocks Sichuan Province, 65 Confirmed Deaths

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Luding County, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan province yesterday at 12.52pm.

Man Executed for Livestream Murder of Celebrity Wife

A man has been executed for murdering his wife live on the internet.

Haidilao Announces Losses of RMB4.16 billion, 276 Restaurants to Close

The popular restaurant chain recorded significant losses in 2021, largely due to its rapid expansion plan implemented in 2019.

This Day in History: Massive Haiyuan Earthquake Devastates Gansu

Statistics released in 2010 show at least 273,400 were killed by the earthquake in Gansu, with Haiyuan losing 73,604 people, nearly half of the county’s entire population.

Shanghai Struck by Earthquake, Nobody Notices...

The 5.0-magnitude earthquake was met with a resounding... meh.

Everything You Need to Know About Sichuan's Mystical Mt. Emei

The history, routes, sights, prices and more of Sichuan's Mt. Emei.

This Day in History: Haicheng Earthquake Prediction World First

On February 4, 1975, Chinese authorities claim to be the first to successfully predict an earthquake.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives