10 000 homes damaged after M5.7 earthquake strikes Jilin Province, China

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More than 10 000 homes have been damaged after a shallow M5.7 earthquake hit China's Jilin Province at 21:50 UTC on May 27, 2018 (01:50 local time, May 28). The USGS is reporting this quake as M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 23 km (14.3 miles) WNW of Fuyu (population 138 705), 27 km (16.8 miles) NW of Songyuan (population 113 611) and 31.7 km (19.7 miles) SW of Dalai (population 93 297), China.

According to reports released by Jilin Province government, more than 10 000 houses in Ningjiang have reported damage. The government has sent 90 tents, 200 beds, 70 quilts, 500 boxes of drinking water and instant noodles to the quake zone.

Meanwhile, the China Earthquake Administration has launched an emergency response and sent a team of 27 experts to the area.

Xinhua said residents in Ningjiang, Qianguo County and the city of Da'an felt strong tremors, and many people rushed out into the streets after the earthquake.

Parts of the region suffered blackouts and telecommunication problems.

Featured image credit: USGS

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