Chinanews.com, Chengdu, April 1st (Reporter Liu Zhongjun and He Qingqing) The China Earthquake Network officially determined that a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred in Shiqu County, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan at 20:23 on April 1, with a focal depth of 10 kilometers. As of press time, no reports of casualties have been received.
The average altitude of the earthquake within 5 km of the epicenter was about 4,661 meters. The epicenter was 77 kilometers from Shiqu County, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan, 141 kilometers from Dege County, 158 kilometers from Seda County, 104 kilometers from Darri County, Qinghai, and 138 kilometers from Gande County.
Shiqu County is located at the junction of Sichuan, Qinghai and Tibet on the southeastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. According to the China Earthquake Network News Bulletin Catalog, a total of 16 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or more occurred within 200 kilometers of the epicenter in the past 5 years, with the largest magnitude being the magnitude 5.6 earthquake.
After the earthquake, the reporter contacted the county magistrate Luo Lin for the first time. Luo Lin introduced that the epicenter of the earthquake was near the junction of Shiqu County and Qinghai Province, and the epicenter was closer to Xugongma Township, Changqu County of Shiqu County. Most of the local houses were built after poverty alleviation, and only a few old-fashioned houses had cracks. There have been no reports of casualties. Verification of other townships is ongoing.
Immediately after the earthquake, the Sichuan Fire Rescue Corps immediately dispatched 2 people and 8 vehicles from the Shiqu County forward team. The team leader of the Shiqu County Fire Rescue Brigade led the team to the epicenter for reconnaissance and rescue, and dispatched a total of 9 vehicles from the Ganzi detachment. 55 people rushed to the epicentre for rescue. At the same time, three detachments, including Meishan, Ya'an, and Leshan, were dispatched for a total of 32 vehicles, 127 people, and 3 dogs to prepare for dispatch. No public alarm has been received. (Finish)