Two killed as quake strikes eastern China

Published - March 15, 2015 07:26 am IST - BEIJING

Google map shows Fuyang.

Google map shows Fuyang.

An earthquake in the eastern Chinese city of Fuyang has killed two people and damaged thousands of homes.

The quake struck in the Anhui province city on Saturday afternoon, and 13 people also were injured, officials in the city said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 4.7.

More than 10,000 homes were damaged, more than 4,000 of them seriously, and 155 collapsed, the city’s Communist Party propaganda department said.

Fuyang is a city of about 10 million people in a region that relies on coal mining and agriculture.

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