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China Earthquake

April 14, 2010

China - The death toll in China’s earthquake has risen to nearly 400 in a mountainous and impoverished area of Qinghai province Wednesday, an emergency official said on state-run television.
The Xinhua News Agency reported 8,000 others were injured and many victims, including primary schoolchildren, were buried under debris. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake, as measured by the U.S. Geological Survey, struck at 7:49 a.m. local time (7:49 p.m. ET Tuesday), when people were probably still at home and schools were beginning the day. The USGS also recorded several strong aftershocks—one of magnitude 5.8—all within hours of the initial quake. Photo: QHNEWS.com.

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