The Chinese government reported the strongest level of earthquake since 2017 at 6.8 magnitude on Monday in Sichuan province.
The shaking can be felt hundreds of kilometers away in places such as Chengdu, Xian and Changsha.
China’s Sichuan earthquake had a magnitude 6.8 on Monday, the strongest since 2017. The shaking felt hundreds of kilometers away in places such as Chengdu, Xian and Changsha.
The southwestern province of Sichuan commonly experiences earthquakes. Also, in the west of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. In August 2017, the magnitude 7.0 quake hit the area.
“We heard the alarm sound via speakers 20 or 30 seconds before the earthquake,” said a Chengdu resident.
However, the most powerful earthquake on record was in May 2008 with a magnitude 8.0 quake. The damage centered in Wenchuan killed almost 70,000 people.