M 6.6 Earthquake, 50km WSW of Linqiong, China

April 20, 2013 at 12:02:47 AM +0000
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 66 miles (107 km) NW of Leshan, Sichuan, China; 72 miles (116 km) WSW of Chengdu, Sichuan, China; 125 miles (200 km) WNW of Zigong, Sichuan, China; 665 miles (1071 km) NNW of HANOI, Vietnam

Posted April 20, 2013 at 12:45:22 AM +0000

An earthquake with magnitude 6.6 occurred near Leshan, Sichuan, China at 00:02:47.27 UTC on Apr 20, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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