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More than 3,600 Sichuan aftershocks recorded

Updated: 2013-04-24 00:50
( Xinhua)

CHENGDU - A total of 3,667 aftershocks since Saturday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province had been recorded as of 8 pm. on Tuesday, the local earthquake administration said.

More than 3,600 Sichuan aftershocks recordedAn additional 1,131 aftershocks were newly monitored in the 24 hours from 8 pm. Monday. One had a magnitude between 4.0 and 4.9, and five with a magnitude between 3.0 and 3.9.

Of the total aftershocks, 101 were monitored above 3.0-magnitude, including four between 5.0 and 5.9-magnitude. Twenty-one had a magnitude of between 4.0 and 4.9, according to the administration.

The quake had left 193 dead, 25 missing and 12,211 injured as of 6 am on Tuesday, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Lushan is about 200 km from the epicenter of the massive Wenchuan earthquake that left 87,000 dead or missing five years ago.

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