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

Powerful 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Xinjiang

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Uqturpan County in Aksu, Xinjiang.

Earthquake Activity on the Rise in Guangdong

Guangdong has experienced 13 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or higher since the beginning of 2023.

Shanghai Struck by Earthquake, Nobody Notices...

The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was met with a resounding... meh.

Ex-Chinese Talk Show Star Dies in Turkey, Syria Earthquake

A Turkish national who regularly appeared on Chinese TV has been confirmed to have died in the earthquake.

Dine Out to Help Out Turkey Earthquake Victims

Buy a Earthquake Relief Care Gift Package and receive a thank you gift voucher.

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

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives