2021-09-03

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in Gongxian County, Yibin City, Sichuan, and many places in Leshan, Chongqing felt the earthquake

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China News Service, Chengdu, September 3 (He Shaoqing Wu Pinghua) According to China Seismological Network, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred in Gongxian County, Yibin City, Sichuan Province at 21:30 on September 3, with a focal depth of 15 kilometers. , The epicenter is located at 28.09 degrees north latitude and 104.92 degrees east longitude. As of press time, no reports of casualties and property losses have been received locally.

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in Gongxian County, Yibin City, Sichuan, and many places in Leshan, Chongqing felt the earthquake

The Gongxian Squadron of the 5th Brigade of the Armed Police Yibin Detachment is ready to go to rescue as soon as it receives the disaster information. Photo by Gongxian Squadron, 5th Brigade, Yibin Detachment of the Armed Police Force

The epicenter of the earthquake was 30 kilometers from Weixin County, Yunnan, 39 kilometers from Xingwen County, Sichuan, 79 kilometers from Yibin City, and 229 kilometers from Chongqing City.

The earthquake was felt in many places in Chongqing, Leshan, and Luzhou. “The bedroom just shook suddenly, thinking it was an illusion between my roommate and me.” Chongqing netizen “Ten Years of the World” said.

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in Gongxian County, Yibin City, Sichuan, and many places in Leshan, Chongqing felt the earthquake(1)

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p > The Gongxian Squadron of the 5th Brigade of the Armed Police Yibin Detachment is ready to go to rescue as soon as it receives the disaster information. Photo by Gongxian Squadron, 5th Brigade, Yibin Detachment of the Armed Police Force

As of 22:20, no casualties and property damage reports have been received locally.

Lai Congling, political instructor of Gongxian Squadron of the 5th Battalion of the Armed Police Yibin Detachment, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency that they contacted the local emergency department as soon as possible after the earthquake. Although no information on casualties has been received yet, However, they have made relevant preparations and will go to the place where the incident occurred as soon as they receive the disaster information.

According to the China Earthquake Network Express Catalogue, a total of 263 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher occurred within 200 kilometers of the epicenter of the earthquake in the past 5 years. The largest earthquake was the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Changning County, Yibin City, Sichuan on June 17, 2019, 28 kilometers away from the epicenter.

It is understood that Gongxian County belongs to Yibin City, Sichuan Province. It is connected to Daxue Mountain in the south and faces Weixin County in Yunnan Province across the mountain. It is an important energy, building materials, and chemical industry base in Sichuan Province. (End)