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Earthquake death toll in Qinghai rises to 18

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-12-20 10:41
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Rescuers are in operation at Jintian village of Minhe county in Haidong city, Northwest China's Qinghai province, Dec 19, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

XINING -- The 6.2-magnitude earthquake that jolted Northwest China at midnight Monday has killed 18 people in Qinghai province, local authorities said on Wednesday morning.

As of 5:30 am, the disaster has injured 198 people in Qinghai, with 16 others still missing.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the quake jolted at 11:59 p.m. Monday and has a focal depth of 10 km. The epicenter Liugou township is about 8 km from the county seat of the Bonan-Dongxiang-Salar autonomous county of Jishishan in Gansu province.

By Tuesday afternoon, a total of 113 people were confirmed dead in Gansu.

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