Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in China

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in ChinaEarthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Sunday in southwest China, in Sichuan province, according to Xinhua news agency.

Tremor was recorded in the county Luho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province in 17.02 local time (13.02 MSK).

Shock epicenter was at a depth of seven kilometers. Information about the destruction and casualties have been reported yet.

The devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in Sichuan Province in May 2008. , Killing nearly 90,000 people, 370,000 injured, left homeless 5 million inhabitants. After the main quake was followed by more than 10,000 aftershocks. Sichuan earthquake was the strongest in China after the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, which killed about 250 thousand people.

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