After the province of Yunnan, an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 strikes the Chinese province of Qinghai

 Steph Deschamps / May 23, 2021

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck China's northeastern Qinghai province early Saturday morning, the U.S. Geophysical Institute (USGS) said, hours after an initial tremor that killed at least two people in the southeast.


The epicenter of the Qinghai earthquake, which occurred on Saturday at 2:04 a.m. local time (Friday 6:04 p.m. GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers, was located about 400 kilometers southwest of the city of Xining, the same source said.


A magnitude of 7.4 was initially measured, but was later revised down to 7.3 by the USGS.


This Chinese province is located on the Tibetan plateau. In 2010, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 in Qinghai had left 3,000 dead or missing.

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