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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
country. Wikipedia

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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On Saturday, 5th August at 18:33 (UCT), a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 and a depth of 10 km struck Pingyuan county in eastern China's Shandong province. The epicenter of the quake was located 26 km away from the largest nearby city, Dezhou, which is home to a population of 679,535 residents.

As of Sunday morning, reports indicate that 21 people from the cities of Dezhou and Liaocheng have been injured as a result of the earthquake, with fortunately no reported deaths. However, the impact on infrastructure has been severe, with 126 houses collapsing in the affected area.

Emergency rescue teams have been swiftly dispatched to the region to aid those in need and assess the extent of the damage. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, as aftershocks are expected to follow the initial quake.

The situation remains critical, and efforts are underway to provide assistance and support to those affected by the earthquake in Shandong province.

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