1,350 aftershocks recorded after China quake

April 22nd, 2010 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS  

Qinghai (China), April 22 (IANS) A total of 1,350 aftershocks have been recorded after the April 14 earthquake that left more than 2,000 people dead in northwest China, Xinhua reported.
The epicentre of the magnitude 7.1 quake was in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai province.

Of the 1,350 aftershocks, 13 were above magnitude 3 and the biggest one was measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, the Qinghai Provincial Seismological Bureau said in a statement.

The frequency and severity of the aftershocks were on a downward trend, it said.

About 84 people are still missing, while some 12,000 were injured in the quake.

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