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5 killed in magnitude 5.7 temblor in Jiangxi
Updated: 2005-11-26 11:18

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck a region between Jiujiang, a well-known summer resort on middle reaches of the Yangtze River, and Ruichang, both in East China's Jiangxi Province, at 8:49 a.m. Saturday, China National Seismic Observation Network said.

5 killed in magnitude 5.7 temblor in Jiangxi
A crack is seen in a wall in Central China's Wuhan, close to the epicenter in East China's Jiangxi Province after an earthquake shook Jiangxi Saturday, November 26, 2005. [cnhubei.com]

China's Central Television said the earthquake had killed at least five people, three in Jiujiang and two in Central China's Hubei Province. A woman was severely injured in Jiujiang.

5 killed in magnitude 5.7 temblor in Jiangxi
Local residents evacuate into the open after the earthquake in Nanchang, capital of East China's Jiangxi Province, Saturday, November 26, 2005. [Xinhua]

The epicenter was monitored to be at 29.7 north latitude, 115.7 east longitude, according to the sources.

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