At least three dead as magnitude-6.0 earthquake hits southwest China

China launched an emergency response on Thursday after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the southwestern province of Sichuan killing at least three people, state media reported.

Sichuan’s earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China’s four-tier emergency response system.

Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response.

The China Earthquake Networks Center said the epicentre of the earthquake was 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. It struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at 4:33 a.m. (2033 GMT).

As well as at least three people killed, tens of people suffered light injuries, media reported.

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