Massive Earthquake in China

November 10th, 2008 - 9:31 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Earthquake in ChinaThere was a strong earthquake in China measuring 6.5 Richter Scale on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 01:22:01 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time ) and on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 08:22:01 AM at epicenter local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 55 km (35 miles) ESE of Da Qaidam, Qinghai, China, 160 km (100 miles) NNE of Golmud, Qinghai, China, 1800 km (1120 miles) W of BEIJING, Beijing, China with the depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program.

Previously, on July 21, 2008, 8.0 Richter earthquake in Sichuan killed 69,197 are, 374,176 injured, with 18,222 listed as missing and leaving about 4.8 million people homeless. On October 31st, 2008, a moderate earth quake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale shook eastern region of Sichuan, China.

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