6.6 magnitude earthquake hits China’s Gansu province

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A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted two counties in northwest China’s Gansu Province on Monday, according to the country’s Earthquake Networks Centre.

The earthquake occurred at 7.45 a.m. (local time) at the junction of Minxian and Zhangxian counties.

The local people in Minxian county said strong tremor was felt and saw noticeable shake of trees and homes, adding that the quake lasted for about one minute.

Meanwhile, the earthquake was also felt in neighbouring cities of Dingxi, Longnan, Tianshui, as well as the provincial capital city of Lanzhou, state run Xinhua news agency reported.

Xi’an City, capital of the neighbouring Shaanxi Province was also reported to have felt the quake.

Casualties are still unknown, the report said.

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