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Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes China

 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Sichuan Province in China at 8:47 a.m. local time (0047 UTC) on Saturday, April 20.

The earthquake was initially reported as a 7.0-magnitude, then revised down to a 6.9, according to estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was relatively shallow, occuring at a depth of 7.6 miles (12.3 kilometers), the USGS reported. The epicenter was 31 miles (50 kilometers) west-southwest of the city of Linqiong, China and 71 miles (114 km) from Chengdu.

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