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Earthquake destroys thousands of buildings in northwest China

Seismic News: China
Beijing, Jan 10: An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale destroyed or damaged thousands of buildings, including nearly 4,000 houses in northwest China's Gansu Province but no casualties have been reported so far, the state media reported today.

CANADA - A moderate earthquake has shaken the northwestern tip of British Columbia, along the Alaska and Yukon borders on Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the shaker at 7:49 a.m. (Pacific Time) had a magnitude of 5.6 and was centred in a sparsely populated region of B.C., about 100 km southwest of Whitehorse. The quake, at a depth of about 4.7 km, triggered a flood of phone calls to media outlets by residents reporting a distinct rolling sensation. People described the tremor as "THE STRONGEST IN RECENT MEMORY," although no damage is reported. "it was a long, continuous shake with a quick vibration (lasting) about 20 seconds or so."
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