On 20 April 2013, 00:02:46 UTC (08:02 Beijing time), an Mw 6.8 earthquake occurred in Lushan County, Western Sichuan, China. According to the report of the China Earthquake Networks Center, the epicenter is located at the border of Longmen and Baosheng villages (N30.3°, E103.0°), Lushan county, about 100 km from Chengdu city. Ground shaking could be felt in Sichuan and its neighboring Chongqing, Gansu, Shanxi, Guizhou, and Yunan provinces, with the most violent shaking being felt in Sichuan. The maximum observed intensity is IX in the modified Mercalli intensity (MMI) scale. The most serious devastation occurred in Lushan County,...

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