Earthquake led to casualties and destruction in China

As a result of an earthquake of magnitude 5.0, which occurred on Thursday in Chongqing in southwest China, at least 6 people received minor injuries.

According to local authorities, as a result of the impact of the disaster, more than 30 residential and other buildings were damaged, one building was destroyed. For several hours in the disaster area, cellular communications did not work. Economic damage was estimated at 6 million yuan (about 910 thousand US dollars).

On the Ulun karst zone, which is a World Heritage site since 2007, the earthquake did not affect.

The epicenter of the tremors was located near the city of central subordination of Oolong. The hearth of the elements lay at a depth of only 10 km.

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