China rattled by 'strong' 5.9-magnitude earthquake
A strong earthquake has hit a moderately populated western province in China. No information on damage was immediately available.
The government's earthquake monitoring centre said the quake struck at 7:34 a.m. local time Monday morning in Gansu province. It was near the city of Dingxi, about 1,233 kilometres west of Beijing.
It gave the quake's magnitude as 6.6, which can cause severe damage. It also said the quake was at a shallow depth of just 6 kilometres. Quakes near the surface tend to be more destructive.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude as 5.9 and the depth at 10 kilometres.
Initial measurements of a quake can vary widely, especially if different monitoring equipment is used.
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