Powerful earthquake shakes Chinese region, closing rail lines

Powerful earthquake shakes Chinese region, closing rail lines


A powerful earthquake shook Qinghai, a remote province in western China, early Saturday morning.

The magnitude 6.9 quake was recorded at 1:45 a.m. local time, the Associated Press reported.

Several rail tunnels were damaged, forcing the closure of several high-speed rail lines.

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A roof is damaged from the earthquake in China’s northwestern Qinghai province on January 8, 2022.CNS/AFP via Getty Images

The quake caused minor damage to homes in the region, and 500 rescuers had been sent to the epicenter, according to the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management.

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