Two strong earthquakes in China


1.11.11.Pervye tremors of magnitude 6.8 were recorded in the region of Xinjiang province on the border with Kyrgyzstan.

Information about the strong earthquake in northern China came from the U.S. Geological Survey Center early Tuesday morning. Fixed magnitude of fluctuations was 6.8. Primordial force fluctuations estimated at 6.0, but later increased the experts this milestone.

First tremors were observed in the north-west of the country, in China's Xinjiang province about 600 km from the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.

— Tremors of a magnitude of 6.8 points were recorded at 4 am (MSK), at a depth of 33 kilometers, — said the head of the Life News seismic station "Yakutsk" Galina Lysova.

In a short time an earthquake of the same magnitude occurred in the south-west. It is reported that the victims of disaster there. Information on damage were reported.

The strongest earthquake in China in recent years occurred in Sichuan province in May 2008. Its magnitude was 7.9. Then killed nearly 90,000 people.

Ivanna Nicholas

Source: Life News Online

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