Survivors are taken to safety through treacherous terrain in Moxi town of Luding county, in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Photo: Xinhua
Survivors are taken to safety through treacherous terrain in Moxi town of Luding county, in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Photo: Xinhua

Explainer |
Here’s what you need to know about deadly earthquakes in China’s Sichuan province

  • Southwestern region is part of earthquake-prone zone that sits atop a major fault line
  • Monday’s 6.8-magnitude quake has already claimed 66 lives, with serious economic loss also forecast

Survivors are taken to safety through treacherous terrain in Moxi town of Luding county, in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Photo: Xinhua
Survivors are taken to safety through treacherous terrain in Moxi town of Luding county, in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Photo: Xinhua
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