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Quakes hit Yibin city, injuring 47

Updated: 2013-04-25 14:05

CHENGDU - Two successive earthquakes measuring 4.8 and 4.2 magnitude jolted Yibin city, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on Thursday morning, leaving 47 people injured and thousands of houses damaged, according to China's Central Television.

Among the 47 injured people, 24 are from the epicenter Changning county and the other 23 come from Gaoxian county.

The city is about 500 km from Lushan county, where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Saturday has left 196 dead and 21 missing, according to Wednesday's official tally.

The 4.8-magnitude quake in Yibin struck at 6:10 am on Thursday, and was followed by another minor one two minutes later.

The epicenter of the quakes with a depth of 4 km was determined to be at 28.4 degrees north latitude and 104.9 degrees east longitude.

Yibin suffered a small number of casualties and property damages during Saturday's quake.

Local authorities are still gathering casualty reports.


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