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7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks China Province

EARTHQUAKE – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Qinghai province in China early today, May 22, 2021. Here are some details about the quake.

Most natural calamities or events cannot be predicted. Forecast are usually available once they have hit as it is based on the initial records. Among these natural occurrences are the earthquakes.

Scientists only calculate the probability of a quake and most areas that experience it are those lying along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Since it cannot be predicted, it is important to be equipped with the knowledge on what to do in case it strikes.

Quakes can rock a certain place at any time of the day and the effects may depend on the area hit and the intensity of the quake. Some events in the past were hardly felt at all while others left massive destruction and loss of lives.

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Qinghai province in China
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Recently, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit a province in China. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the quake specifically struck Qinghai.

The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) initially recorded the said earthquake at 7.0 magnitude and then it was upgraded to 7.4 magnitude. Furthermore, GFZ recorded the epicenter of the quake at 523 kilometers West Southwest of Lanzhou, China. Citing the European Mediterranean Seismological Center’s information, over 2.6 million people are residing in the area.

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometers as to the report. Meanwhile, there were no immediate reports of injuries nor damages caused by the quake.

The Qinghai province is located in Tibetan Plateau’s northeastern part. More updates may be posted soon.

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