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More than 100 houses collapse in China after strong earthquake

  1. Elemental phenomena

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit China’s Shandong province overnight into Sunday, injuring 21 people.


The earthquake occurred at 2:33 a.m. local time. The hypocenter was 10 kilometers deep. According to official data, the quake injured 21 people in the cities of Dezhou and Liaocheng.


State broadcaster CCTV reported that 126 houses had collapsed as a result of the earthquake. Emergency rescue teams have been sent to the affected areas.


China’s capital Beijing, located more than 300 kilometers from the epicenter, also felt tremors at night. Beijing Railway announced the cancellation of over 60 trains on Sunday.

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