September 25, 2022
Video shows the moment of the earthquake in Sichuan, China

Video shows the moment of the earthquake in Sichuan, China

Dashcam video capture of earthquake in China (Video credit: Ranijoshi16/Twitter)

China was shaken on Monday by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake, one of the most powerful aftershocks to hit southwestern Sichuan province in recent years. Sixty-five people died and more than 50,000 were relocated to safer areas as rescue teams rushed to reach hundreds of stranded people, restore utilities and send emergency relief, according to the news agency. Reuters, Now a video has surfaced on Twitter showing the impact of the earthquake. The clip shows buildings collapsing and towers shaking.

Video captured by a dashcam mounted on a car moving on the same road when the earthquake struck is rapidly gaining traction.

Watch the video here:

According to Chinese state media, about 250 people are being treated, with dozens seriously injured.

State media reported that rescue teams were working to rescue more than 200 people trapped in the quake, restoring telecommunications services and electricity and water utilities, as well as delivering food supplies to residents affected by magnitude 6.8.

A powerful earthquake struck Sichuan on Monday afternoon, with its epicenter deep in the mountainous interior of the province to the west. Reuters, The tremors were felt hundreds of kilometers away in Shaanxi and Guizhou provinces.

On Tuesday, state television reported that more than 200 people were still stranded in Hailugau, a popular tourist destination known for its glaciers, lush forests and high peaks. Rescuers were still working to reopen blocked roads to reach them.

Earthquakes are common in Sichuan, especially in its mountains to the west, a tectonically active region along the eastern boundary of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

Monday’s earthquake was Sichuan’s biggest earthquake since August 2017, when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Aba Prefecture, north of Luding.

In recent decades, the most devastating earthquake in Sichuan and China occurred in 2008, when a magnitude 8.0 earthquake centered in Wenchuan killed nearly 70,000 people.

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