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China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. Covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, it is the world's third or fourth-largest
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President: Xi Jinping Trending
Capital: Beijing
Population: 1.398 billion (2019) World Bank
Currency: Renminbi
Gross domestic product: 14.34 trillion USD (2019) World Bank
Official language: Mandarin

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6.6M Earthquake Hits China

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An earthquake of 6.6 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in Luding County (southeastern Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, southern China) on 5 September at 4.52 UTC (12.52 local time). The epicentre was located 45 km south-east of Kangding City (Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture). 

USGS PAGER estimates that up to 20,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 119,000 to strong shaking.

According to the media reports, there are no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

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Humanitarian Impact
  119,000
      Affected Persons

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