China News Service, Chengdu, September 16 (Reporter Liu Zhongjun) At 4:33 am on the 16th, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in Lu County, Lu County, Luzhou City, Sichuan, and earthquakes were felt in Chengdu, Neijiang, Leshan, Meishan, Zigong, and Yibin. , Rescue forces have rushed to the earthquake area to verify and carry out rescue and disposal work.

As of 05:00 on the 16th, the earthquake caused some houses to collapse.

Two people have been found dead and three injured in Caoba Village, Fuji Town, Lu County.

  China Earthquake Networks determined that a magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in Lu County, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province at 4:33 on the 16th. The focal depth was 10 kilometers. The epicenter was located at 29.20 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude.

Earthquake rescue teams assembled urgently.

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  The villages within 5 kilometers of the earthquake include Daqiao Village, Taihechang, Chenzui, Maosheng Village, Zhuba Village, Tiantai Village, Lizi Village, Sand Village, Zhangjifang, and Shibantian. Townships within 20 kilometers include Fuji Town, Fangdong Town, Jiaming Town, Niutan Town, Qinglong Town, Yusi Town, Shuangjia Town, Tianxing Town, Desheng Town, Jinlong Town.

The epicenter was located near Yuchan Street, Lu County, Luzhou City, 16 kilometers away from Longchang City, 33 kilometers away from Longmatan District, 36 kilometers away from Fushun County, 37 kilometers away from Luzhou City, 36 kilometers away from Chongqing Rongchang District, and 124 kilometers away from Chongqing City.

The average elevation within 5 kilometers of the epicenter is about 310 meters.

  The China Earthquake Network Express Catalogue shows that there were 252 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or above within 200 kilometers of the epicenter in the past 5 years. The largest earthquake occurred on September 16, 2021 in Lu County, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province, and June 17, 2019. The 6.0 magnitude earthquake (105 kilometers from the epicenter) occurred in Changning County, Yibin City, Sichuan Province.

Earthquake rescue teams assembled and set off.

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  It is understood that the earthquake felt obvious in Luzhou City, and many people were awakened in their sleep.

The live video showed that there was damage to the house, some local residents ran to the street, and the school students were evacuated to a safe area in time.

Based on the above situation, with the consent of the Sichuan Provincial People's Government, the Sichuan Provincial Earthquake Relief Headquarters decided to initiate a secondary emergency response in accordance with the "Sichuan Provincial Earthquake Emergency Plan".

Relevant departments directly under the province immediately entered the state of emergency and did a good job of rescue, emergency duty, information collection, disaster investigation, and social stability.

The cities (prefectures) where the earthquake occurred quickly dispatched personnel to carry out disaster verification and on-site rescue work, and promptly reported to the Provincial Earthquake Relief Headquarters.

  After the earthquake, Luzhou City also quickly launched a first-level emergency response. The Luzhou Fire Rescue Detachment and the full-time Lu County government team have urgently dispatched rescue forces to the epicenter.

At the same time, the Sichuan Fire Rescue Corps also launched an earthquake cross-regional emergency rescue plan, mobilizing 100 people in the heavy squadrons of the earthquake rescue team in Chengdu and Yibin detachments, as well as the communications support detachment and the combat support detachment; the earthquake rescue light squads of the Zigong and Neijiang detachment 60 The personnel and communications support team and the combat service support team immediately assembled and rushed to the Luxian epicenter area of ​​Luzhou City for reinforcements.

The Luzhou Emergency Bureau is intensively dispatching and commanding.

Sichuan emergency map

  At present, the Luzhou Comprehensive Emergency Rescue Detachment has dispatched 4 teams, 4 vehicles with 37 people, and is rushing to Lu County with earthquake rescue equipment. The emergency response work of the earthquake is continuing to be intensively scheduled.

The highway traffic police passing through Luxian County is conducting investigations on Luxian and surrounding expressways.

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