China’s Sichuan province rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

North Gazette News/Beijing
Sichuan province of China was on Saturday rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake in which one person has been reportedly killed.

As per the reports of Xinhua news agency, the epicenter of earthquake was near Kangding town of Sichuan province of western China.

The quake struck the Kangding town at 4:55 pm and it lies at depth of about 18 km.

The 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the buildings violently and a senior citizen has reportedly been killed after broken glass fell on her.

The strong tremors of quake were even felt at Chengdu, Sichuan province’s capital.

China’s southwest part is prone to earthquakes and nearly 70,000 people were killed in a quake in Sichuan province in 2008.