Earthquake hits Sichuan, damages 5 hydropower projects

The powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted China’s Sichuan province on Wednesday has affected over 13,000 people and damaged five hydropower stations besides causing extensive damage to many houses, local rescue officials said on Thursday.
Four people were killed and 41 injured in earthquake which rattled Lushan county of Ya’an in Sichuan province on Wednesday evening. The epicenter, with a depth of 17 kilometres, was monitored at 30.4 degrees north latitude and 102.9 degrees east longitude, according to China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC). The provincial earthquake administration said that 6.1-magnitude earthquake of Lushan was an aftershock of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit county in 2013.

Ya’an again was hit by a third earthquake, whose magnitude was 3.2 on Thursday morning, according to China Earthquake Networks Centre, after being hit by two quakes on Wednesday. The quake-prone Sichuan province is located on seismically active Tibetan Plateau.