7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Sichuan province

Updated: 2013-04-20 08:35


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CHENGDU - A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Southwest China's Sichuan province on 8:02 am Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter, with a depth of 13 km, was monitored at 30.3 degrees north latitude and 103.0 degrees east longitude.

Residents in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, and Leshan felt the earthquake.