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13 killed, 134 injured in Sichuan earthquake
2020-01-19 12:35   审核人:

Input: Yu Pin

Source: China Plus

Rescuers try to save people buried under the rubble at Shuanghe township, after an earthquake hit Changning county of Yibin city, Southwest China's Sichuan province, June 18, 2019. [Photo: chinadaily.com.cn]

Thirteen people were killed(死亡 sǐwáng) and another 134 were injured(受伤 shòushāng) after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake(地震 dìzhèn) rattled Changning County(长宁县) of Yibin City(宜宾) in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 10:55 p.m. Monday(Beijing Time), according to local authorities.

A 6.0-magnitude quake hits Changning county of Yibin city in Southwest China's Sichuan province, at 10:55 pm Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter, with a depth of 16 km, was monitored at 28.34 degrees north latitude and 104.90 degrees east longitude, the CENC said in a formal report. [Photo: Xinhua]

The epicenter, with a depth of 16 km, was monitored at 28.34 degrees north latitude(纬度 wěidù) and 104.90 degrees east longitude(经度 jīngdù), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Rescuers try to save people buried under the rubble at Shuanghe township, after an earthquake hit Changning county of Yibin city, Southwest China's Sichuan province, June 18, 2019.[Photo: chinadaily.com.cn]

Another 5.3-magnitude earthquake with a depth of 17 km hit the county at 7:34 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

Medical staff members treat the injured in Changning county of Yibin, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on June 18, 2019. [Photo: chinadaily.com.cn]

The Ministry of Emergency Management has activated an emergency response(响应 xiǎngyìng) and sent a work team(工作组 gōngzuò zǔ) to the stricken areas to provide guidance in rescue(救援 jiùyuán) and disaster relief(赈灾 zhènzāi).

Residents escape to a safe zone after the earthquake rocked Changning county of Yibin, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on June 17, 2019. [Photo: Xinhua]

The ministry and the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration have dispatched 5,000 tents(帐篷 zhàngpéng), 10,000 folding beds(折叠床 zhédié chuáng) and 20,000 quilts(被子 bèizi) to the quake-hit areas.

Medical staff members treat the injured in Changning county of Yibin, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on June 18, 2019. [Photo: Xinhua]

Some 302 fire fighters with 63 fire fighting trucks from Sichuan Province have rushed to the scene for investigation and rescue, said the ministry.

常见自然灾害 Common types of natural disasters:

[lóngjuǎnfēng] 龙卷风 tornado

[jùfēng] 飓风 hurricane

[hóngshuǐ] 洪水 flood

[yěhuǒ] 野火 wildfire

[dìzhèn] 地震 earthquake

[gānhàn] 干旱 drought

[huǒshān pēnfā] 火山喷发 volcanic eruption

[huápō] 滑坡 landslide

[bàofēngxuě] 暴风雪 blizzard

[bīngbáo] 冰雹 hailstorm

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