Earthquake Strikes Eastern China: Damage and Injuries ReportedEarthquake Strikes Eastern China: Damage and Injuries Reported
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck eastern China before dawn on Sunday, causing minimal damage and injuries.
The quake occurred near the city of Dezhou, approximately 300 kilometers south of Beijing, the capital of China, at 2:33 a.m. (local time).
While 126 homes collapsed and 21 people sustained injuries, no fatalities were reported in the aftermath of the seismic event.
The shallow depth of the quake resulted in stronger tremors being felt in the affected region.
Government broadcaster China Central Television and other news outlets reported that the quake caused 126 homes to collapse and injured 21 people.
China has experienced its share of seismic activity due to its location along tectonic plate boundaries.