Magnitude-6.1 aftershock jolts SW China

13:36, 01 August 2008
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aftershock measuring 6.1...

A fresh aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Ritcher Scale hit southwest China`s Sichuan Province at 4:32 p.m. Friday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center, according to Xinhua .

    It caused severe landslides from Pingwu County to Nanba Township, the eastern route to the Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong scenic spots in the northern part of Sichuan, with the heaviest fallen rock exceeding dozens of tons.

    Excavating machines were clearing up the sites, residents along the Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong route have been evacuated.

    No casualties were reported yet.

    The epicenter was located at an area between Pingwu County and Beichuan County, Mianyang City.

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