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Over 100 houses collapse as earthquake hits Shandong

By Zhao Ruixue | | Updated: 2023-08-06 08:09
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A 5.5-magnitude earthquake occurred in Pingyuan county, Dezhou, Shandong province, at 2:33 am on Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 37.16 degrees north latitude and 116.34 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 km, said the CENC.

As of 7 am, a total of 126 houses collapsed in the county and 20 people suffered minor injuries, according to Shandong Provincial Department of Emergency Management.

Emergency and rescue members arrive at Pingyuan county of Shandong province that has been hit by a 5.5-magnitude earthquake August 6, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

Some trains are temporarily suspended due to the impact of the earthquake, according to China Railway Beijing Group.

The State Council's earthquake emergency response office and the Ministry of Emergency Management have dispatched work teams to Shandong to provide guidance and assistance in earthquake relief efforts.

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