1 dead, 63 injured in Sichuan quake

2019-09-09 05:02:41 GMT2019-09-09 13:02:41(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 8, 2019 shows a make-shift shelter in Quanan Town of Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun) Aerial photo taken on Sept. 8, 2019 shows a make-shift shelter in Quanan Town of Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
An epidemic prevention worker disinfects a make-shift shelter in QuananTown of Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 8, 2019. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun) An epidemic prevention worker disinfects a make-shift shelter in QuananTown of Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 8, 2019. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
Photo taken on Sept. 8, 2019 shows a damaged building in Quanan Town of Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun) Photo taken on Sept. 8, 2019 shows a damaged building in Quanan Town of Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
Electricians set up facilities at a make-shift shelter in Quanan Town of Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 8, 2019. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun) Electricians set up facilities at a make-shift shelter in Quanan Town of Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 8, 2019. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
Villager Ni Xicai fixes the roof of a house at a village in Longhui Town of Weiyuan County, Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 8, 2019. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun) Villager Ni Xicai fixes the roof of a house at a village in Longhui Town of Weiyuan County, Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 8, 2019. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 8, 2019 shows damaged building at a village in Longhui Town of Weiyuan County, Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun) Aerial photo taken on Sept. 8, 2019 shows damaged building at a village in Longhui Town of Weiyuan County, Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)

CHENGDU, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province had killed one person and left 63 others injured, three severely, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said.

The quake, which jolted Weiyuan County in Neijiang City at 6:42 a.m. Sunday, has affected 63 townships, according to the emergency management bureau of Neijiang.

The number of local residents affected by the quake increased to 10,883, with 2,417 people relocated. A total of 132 houses collapsed after the quake, with 161 houses severely damaged and 4,880 others slightly damaged, the bureau said.

More than 100 armed police members have been dispatched to the quake-hit areas for search and rescue work and hazard control.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 29.55 degrees north latitude and 104.79 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Rescue work is still underway.

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