A 5.7-magnitude earthquake occurred in Xingwen County, Sichuan Province. The earthquake was felt in 13 districts and counties of Chongqing.

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 A 5.7-magnitude earthquake occurred in Xingwen County, Sichuan Province. The earthquake was felt in 13 districts and counties of Chongqing.


China Seismological Network officially determined that at 12:46 on December 16, an earthquake of M 5.7 occurred in Xingwen County, Yibin City, Sichuan Province, with a focal depth of 12 km. The epicenter was 28.24 degrees north latitude and 104.95 degrees east longitude. The epicenter of the earthquake was 113 kilometers away from the boundary of Chongqing, determined by the Seismological Bureau of Chongqing.

After the earthquake, the Chongqing Seismological Bureau immediately contacted the seismic work departments of all districts and counties in the city to carry out earthquake investigation. Up to 13 oclock, the districts and counties of Jiangbei, Jiangjin, Tongnan, Pengshui, Banan, Qijiang, South Bank, Jiulongpo, Wanzhou, Rongchang, Fuling, Tongliang and Yubei in Chongqing had a feeling that they had not received any disaster loss reports for the time being. The reporter is located in Yubei District, Chongqing, 219 kilometers from the epicenter. When the earthquake happened, the 16-storey building where the journalist was located felt obviously, and the shaking time lasted for about 3 seconds. Although Chongqing is pronounced by many earthquakes, journalists have learned from propaganda departments and public security organs in various districts and counties in Chongqing that everything in the area is normal and that peoples work and life are not affected. At present, the Chongqing Seismological Bureau has arranged personnel to strengthen the monitoring of the earthquake situation on duty, continue to closely track the development and changes of the earthquake situation, and make further judgments on the earthquake situation in time. Source: Author of CNN: Liu Xianglin, responsible editor: Ji Guojie_NBJ11143

After the earthquake, the Chongqing Seismological Bureau immediately contacted the seismic work departments of all districts and counties in the city to carry out earthquake investigation. Up to 13 oclock, the districts and counties of Jiangbei, Jiangjin, Tongnan, Pengshui, Banan, Qijiang, South Bank, Jiulongpo, Wanzhou, Rongchang, Fuling, Tongliang and Yubei in Chongqing had a feeling that they had not received any disaster loss reports for the time being.

The reporter is located in Yubei District, Chongqing, 219 kilometers from the epicenter. When the earthquake happened, the 16-storey building where the journalist was located felt obviously, and the shaking time lasted for about 3 seconds. Although Chongqing is pronounced by many earthquakes, journalists have learned from propaganda departments and public security organs in various districts and counties in Chongqing that everything in the area is normal and that peoples work and life are not affected.

At present, the Chongqing Seismological Bureau has arranged personnel to strengthen the monitoring of the earthquake situation on duty, continue to closely track the development and changes of the earthquake situation, and make further judgments on the earthquake situation in time.