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McGill expert: China earthquake

Published: 4 Aug 2014

''At least 398 people have died and more are missing after a strong earthquake struck south-west China's Yunnan province. State news agency Xinhua says more than 1,800 people have also been injured.

The quake in Qiaojia county of Zhaotong prefecture has left residents searching for survivors beneath the rubble of toppled buildings and communications and power lines, as images shared on social media show.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.1, striking 11 kilometres north-west of the town of Wenping at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres. It struck at 4:30pm Sunday local time.''

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Christie Rowe: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Expertise: Source of earthquakes and other “non-conventional” seismic signals

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Rebecca Harrington: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Expertise: Tectonics, structural geology, fault rock geochemistry

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Source: Strong earthquake hits China's Yunnan province, at least 398 killed

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