Sichuan Earthquake Update

Latest reports say three people were killed and at least 35 injured in the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Sichuan and neighbouring Gansu late on Tuesday afternoon. More than 3,200 houses collapsed. Water and power supplies were cut off in Yaodu, and communications were also damaged, Xinhua reports. In Longan in Gansu, which was severely damaged by May’s quake, National Highway 212 was disrupted after a bridge on the road collapsed. ReliefWeb has a more detailed report. Earlier today, a 4.8 magnitude aftershock rattled the region. The epicenter of Tuesday’s quake was 290 kilometers northeast of the May 12 quake that killed nearly 70,000.

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