An earthquake occurred in China. The earthquake, which was measured as 5.4 according to the data of the European and Mediterranean Seismological Center and the American Geography and Seismology Research Center, was announced to be 6 in the China News Agency.
According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, an earthquake with a magnitude of 04.33 occurred at 6:10 local time in the Luxian district of Luzhou city in Sichuan province in the southwest of the country. In the earthquake recorded at a depth of 3 kilometers, 60 people lost their lives, 3 people were injured and taken to hospitals. The city's emergency management office stated that three of the injured were in serious condition.
In the earthquake, which damaged more than 700 houses, electricity was cut off in most of the houses throughout the city. Local officials said that more than 6 people affected by the earthquake were evacuated. All coal mines were ordered to cease underground operations and evacuate miners, while the Luzhou high-speed train station was closed, according to railway officials. Search and rescue efforts started after the earthquake continue.