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China: Earthquake Destroys 100+ Buildings

Pingyuan county in eastern China’s Shandong province experienced a magnitude 5.5 earthquake in the early hours of Sunday morning, causing infrastructural damages and injuries. The unfortunate event occurred around 2:33 a.m China time, with a depth of 10 kilometers.

Image from the earthquake in Pingyuan. Source: CNN

According to CNN’s report, 21 people from the Liaocheng and Dezhou area sustained injuries from the rumble and the impact was even more pronounced, with 126 houses collapsing as a consequence of the seismic activity.

The report further mentions that emergency rescue teams have been dispatched to affected areas.

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