New quakes hit Sichuan's Yibin city
Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 47 people were injured after two earthquakes, at 4.8 and 4.2 magnitude, jolted Sichuan’s Yibin city on Thursday morning, said a government website.
Yibin is about 300 kilometres from Yaan, where a 7-magnitude temblor on Saturday killed more than 190 people. The city has about 4.4 million residents, according to a 2010 census.
Thursday's twin quakes ocurred around 6am, according to a Sichuan government website.
The US Geological Survey website shows one tremor that occurred at 6.10am, registering 5.3 on the Richter scale.
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