6.2 shakes China’s provinces of Gansu and Qinghai: reports say it was the deadliest in 9 years

China-Earthquake-damage A man inspects a damaged building after an earthquake at Dahejia in Jishishan County in northwest China's Gansu province on December 20, 2023. Survivors of China's deadliest earthquake in years huddled in aid tents on Wednesday after overnight temperatures plunged well below zero, with the death toll rising to 131. | Pedro Parado/AFP via Getty Images

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • At least 131 killed, 700 injured in China’s deadliest earthquake in 9 years
  • A devastating earthquake, measuring 6.2 in magnitude, rocked northwestern China shortly before midnight on Monday. The seismic event, impacting Gansu and Qinghai provinces, stands as the most lethal earthquake in China in the past nine years, claiming the lives of at least 131 individuals and injuring over 700.
  • The disaster left residents in dire conditions, with many spending the night in tents in freezing temperatures, the newswire noted.
  • The quake also caused landslides, complicating rescue efforts. Emergency workers are searching for missing persons, with Qinghai officials reporting 16 missing in a landslide.
  • According to Reuters, 78 people were found alive in Gansu, where rescue operations concluded Tuesday afternoon. Attention is now turning to treating the injured and resettling residents as they brace for the challenges of the approaching months-long winter.

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