5.1-Magnitude Quake Hits SW China’s Sichuan, No Casualties Reported

No casualties have been reported so far as a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Qingbaijiang District of Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 00:05 Monday (Beijing Time).


The quake lasted for more than 10 seconds and the bed was shaking, said Zhang Xun, a local resident in the city’s Jintang County. Strong tremors were also felt in urban areas of Chengdu.


According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the epicenter was monitored at 30.74 degrees north latitude and 104.46 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 21 km.