Magnitude 7.0 earthquake tremors hits China and three other nations

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A powerful land earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck China today, causing tremors felt across four countries, followed by 17 aftershocks ranging from magnitudes 4.1 to 5.8. The incident took place today early this morning as reported by the Disaster Management Centre of the Department of Mineral Resources at 1.09am local Thai time. The earthquake’s epicentre was located at a depth of 13 kilometres.

The quake’s epicentre was near the China-Kyrgyzstan border, approximately 129 kilometres from Aykol, Xinjiang, China, in a northwest direction. The tremors from this earthquake were felt in China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and India. The 17 aftershocks that followed ranged in magnitude from 4.1 to 5.8, reported KhaoSod.

Despite the vast reach of the tremors, no impact was reported in Thailand by the US Geological Survey and Extreme Weather World. The Disaster Management Centre of the Department of Mineral Resources pledged to provide further updates as more information becomes available.

The earthquake did not affect Thailand, and subsequent details will be reported as they become available. This earthquake of magnitude 7.0 in China sent tremors as far as four countries and was followed by 17 aftershocks.

In related news, at the beginning of this year, Japan found itself on high alert for potential severe earthquakes in the central region after a 7.6 magnitude quake struck off its coastline. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings for Ishikawa Prefecture, where a 1.2-metre wave was observed.

Simultaneously, South Korea faced an unexpected tsunami crisis, with a 67-centimetre wave height exceeding projections on its east coast, particularly impacting Kangneung City and Donghae City in Gangwon province.

Swift responses from authorities included urgent evacuation warnings for six coastal cities and districts in Gangwon province. North Korea, responding to seismic activity triggered by Japan’s earthquake, issued its tsunami warning, heightening concerns for its east coast.

Vigilance and readiness remained crucial in navigating the evolving tsunami threats in the region.

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