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6.1-Magnitude quake jolts Sichuan Province

2008-08-30 09:09:56 GMT2008-08-30 17:09:56 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

PANZHIHUA, SICHUAN, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Panzhihua City in southwestern China's Sichuan Province on Saturday afternoon.

The quake struck at 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Beijing time). The epicenter was about 50 km southeast of the city's downtown area, at 26.2 degrees north latitude and 101.9 degrees east longitude with a depth of 10 km, the National Seismograph Network Center said.

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