The rescue and evacuation of people from Sichuan continued after a 3.2 magnitude earthquake on June 1. Unfortunately, it was followed by another quake that unexpectedly occurred at 7:48 a.m. local time on June 2.
China Earthquake Networks reported the latest earthquake occurred in Lushan County, Ya’an City, Sichuan, with a focal depth of 18 kilometers, 30.39 degrees north latitude, and 102.91 degrees east longitude.
The latest news from China media reported that, as of 9 a.m. on June 2, the earthquake had killed four people and injured 41, including one person in a critical condition. As of 5 a.m. on the 2nd, 12,722 people were evacuated.
The 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Lushan caused landslides and damaged many homes and villages in Lushan and Baoxing counties.
According to Xinhuanet, The Ya’an Municipal Party Committee Office reported that flying stones hit all four people who died.
State Grid Sichuan Electric Power reported that the Lushan magnitude 6.1 earthquake caused the Sichuan power grid to have 1–110 kV substation, 11–35 kV substations, 1–110 kV line, 4–35 kV lines, 43–10 kV lines out of service, and 49,438 users were without power.
After the earthquake, all Chengdu East Railway stations temporarily suspended all trains.