6.6-magnitude earthquake hits China's southwestern Sichuan province

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(CNN)A 6.6-magnitude earthquake with a extent of 10 kilometers (6 miles) was reported southwest of Sichuan's superior Chengdu connected Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The quake's epicenter was astir 43 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of Kangding, a metropolis of astir 100,000 people, according to the USGS.

Over a cardinal residents successful surrounding areas are estimated to person experienced mean tremors successful the aftermath of the quake, which occurred astir 1 p.m. section time, it added.

    There were nary contiguous reports of casualties, according to state-run media CGTN.

      In the past 2 decades, 25 different earthquakes with a magnitude 5 oregon higher person occurred wrong 200 km of the epicenter of Monday's quake, according to the USGS.

      A fig of large earthquakes person taken spot on the Longmenshan Fault -- which runs done Sichuan's mountains -- wherever the 2008 Sichuan earthquake struck.

      The devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake killed astir 90,000 people, and caused tremors successful cities much than 900 miles away.

          Last year, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan, sidesplitting 3 radical and injuring 60, according to authorities media astatine the time.

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