China launches emergency response after quake kills at least three

September 15, 2021 7:31 PM EDT

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(Reuters) -China launched an emergency response on Thursday after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the southwestern province of Sichuan killing at least three people, state media reported.

Sichuan's earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China's four-tier emergency response system.

Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response.

The China Earthquake Networks Center said the epicentre of the earthquake was 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. It struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at 4:33 a.m. (2033 GMT).

As well as at least three people killed, tens of people suffered light injuries, media reported.

(Reporting by Engen Tham in Shanghai and Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese and Stephen Coates)



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