National Day Earthquake Strikes SichuanPosted: 10/1/2014 5:05 pm
A 5.0 earthquake hit Sichuan Province this morning, shaking buildings and knocking items off shelves. Fortunately there are no reports of any deaths, reports the People’s Daily Online.
The State Seismological bureau said the earthquake stuck Yuexi county in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture today at 9:23am. The epicenter was 15,000 meters below the surface 39 kilometers from Yuexi County.
The Liangshan fire department has been dispatched to Baoshi and Gu’er, the villages hit hardest by the earthquake.