One person was killed and two injured in a magnitude 4.9 earthquake in the east of China, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 was recorded in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province in 20.11 on Friday (16.11 MSK). Quake epicenter was at a depth of 5 kilometers.
According to the latest Office, the earthquake killed one person, and two others were injured. Earlier media reported the four victims. No details were given.
Underground strike has destroyed 13 homes, damaged more than 150 buildings.
According to seismologists, a major earthquake followed by at least 50 aftershocks, the strongest of which reached a magnitude of 3.6.
Today's earthquake was the strongest in the area of the city of Yangzhou in the last 20 years. According to historical data, most of all the region "shaking" in 1624, then the magnitude of the quake reached 6.