6.6-magnitude earthquake hits China's southwestern Sichuan province, 7 dead


A 6.6-magnitude earthquake with a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) was reported southwest of Sichuan's capital Chengdu close to 1 p.m. local time on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quake's epicenter was about 43 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of Kangding, a city of around 100,000 people, according to the USGS. Over a million residents in surrounding areas are es...

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