1 killed, 4 injured as strong earthquake hits China


The quake struck at a depth of some 10km in southern region.

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit China’s Jingxi city on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring four others.

The quake struck at a depth of some 10km at 9:18am in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Strong tremors were felt in Daxin as well, Xinhua reported.

The emergency department of Jingxi reported cracks in houses. Falling rocks were also spotted in some areas.

The authorities have sent rescuers to evaluate the situation.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the epicentre was monitored at 22.89 degrees north latitude and 106.65 degrees east longitude.