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Un terremoto sacude el norte de China

By Jordi Bou

December 19, 2023 - Rescatistas enfrentan temperaturas bajo cero en su búsqueda de sobrevivientes tras el terremoto de 6,2 que sacudió las provincias de Gansu y Qinghai, matando a por lo menos 125 personas.

The 6.2 magnitude quake hit mountainous Gansu province around midnight on Dec 18 (16:00GMT), also shaking neighbouring Qinghai.

Fatalities may rise with over 700 reported injured in icy conditions.

Earthquakes are common in western provinces such as Gansu, lying on the eastern boundary of the tectonically active Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.

China’s deadliest quake in recent decades was in 2008 when a magnitude-8.0 temblor struck Sichuan, killing nearly 70,000 people.

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PUBLISHED: 19/12/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Google Earth
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