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NW China's quake-jolted Yushu records 1,206 aftershocks

2010-04-19 10:36 BJT

Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |

YUSHU, Qinghai, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Yushu Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province has recorded 1,206 aftershocks after it was jolted by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake last Wednesday, disaster relief headquarters said Monday morning.

From the major quake to 8:00 a.m. Monday, the area recorded 1,206 aftershocks, including 12 ones each surpassing magnitude 3. Of the 12, one was measured between 6.0-6.9 magnitude, three between 4.0-4.9 magnitude and eight between 3.0-3.9 magnitude.

The 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan autonomous prefecture last Wednesday morning, had left at least 1,706 dead, 256 missing and 12,128 injured, as of 10 a.m. Sunday.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: Xinhua