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China launches emergency response after quake kills at least three

Thursday, September 16th 2021, 12:22 pm - Deadly earthquake hits Sichuan, China, emergency response activated.

(Reuters) - China launched an emergency response on Thursday after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the southwestern province of Sichuan killing at least three people, state media reported.

Sichuan's earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China's four-tier emergency response system.

Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response.

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The China Earthquake Networks Center said the epicentre of the earthquake was 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. It struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at 4:33 a.m. (2033 GMT).

As well as at least three people killed, tens of people suffered light injuries, media reported.

DEADLY EARTHQUAKE RATTLES CHINA'S SICHUAN PROVINCE

(Reporting by Engen Tham in Shanghai and Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese and Stephen Coates)

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