New Earthquake Rocks Sichuan

Quake-stricken Sichuan shook again when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the province on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was northwest of Guangyuan. The tremor toppled a bridge cutting off a highway, and cut roads to at least three villages, Xinhua said. Initial reports speak of one death and 23 injuries.

May’s 7.9 magnitude quake killed nearly 70,000 people and left 5 million homeless. A few hours before the latest quake, the Olympic torch was paraded through the provincial capital, Chengdu, on the last leg of its journey before it returns to Beijing for the Games’ opening ceremony. Portent?

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