5 killed in magnitude 5.7 temblor in Jiangxi
Updated: 2005-11-26 11:18
An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck a region between
Jiujiang, a well-known summer resort on middle reaches of the Yangtze River, and
Ruichang, both in East China's Jiangxi Province, at 8:49 a.m. Saturday, China
National Seismic Observation Network said.
A crack is seen in a wall in Central
China's Wuhan, close to the epicenter in East China's Jiangxi
Province after an earthquake shook Jiangxi Saturday, November 26, 2005.
China's Central Television
said the earthquake had killed at least five people, three in Jiujiang and two
in Central China's Hubei Province. A woman was severely injured in Jiujiang.
Local residents evacuate into the open after
the earthquake in Nanchang, capital of East China's Jiangxi Province,
Saturday, November 26, 2005. [Xinhua]
The epicenter was monitored to be at 29.7 north latitude, 115.7 east
longitude, according to the sources.