According to China Earthquake Networks, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred on June 1 in Lushan County, Ya’an City, Sichuan Province.

The quake hit Lushan at 5:00 p.m local time, with a focal depth of 10 miles and an epicenter at 30.37 degrees north latitude and 102.94 degrees east longitude.

Three minutes later, another earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred in Baoxing County, with a focal depth of 11 miles. The county is only 21 miles away from Lushan County.

The state-run CCTV reported that Baoxing County has four deaths and 14 injuries. Meanwhile, Lushan County hasn’t received reports of casualties yet.

On the same day, there have also been two earthquakes in the nearby areas. At 02:53 p.m, a 3.1-scale earthquake occurred in Maqin County, Guoluo Prefecture of Qinghai Province, with a depth of 5 miles. Additionally, at 04:21p.m, a 3.8-scale earthquake occurred in Eryuan County, Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province, with a depth of over 7 miles.

The earthquake caused severe landslides that damaged many homes and vehicles.

Residents living 62 miles away in Chengdu also felt the temblor. Mainland media reported Ms. Zhang from Chengdu, saying the quake rattled the chandeliers in her house. She started to feel dizzy. 

Some people in Chengdu believed that the earthquake was the strongest since the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

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