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Quake Kills 1 in China's Sichuan Province


A strong earthquake has killed one person and injured 23 in western China's Sichuan province, near the site of May's devastating quake.

China's state-run Xinhua news agency says people ran into the streets after the quake hit Qingchuan county Tuesday evening.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.0 magnitude quake struck 10 kilometers below the surface of the earth.

It hit hours after the Olympic torch relay passed through Sichuan's capital, Chengdu.

The quake was one of more than 22,000 aftershocks that have rattled Sichuan since a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the province on May 12.

That quake killed nearly 70,000 people and left millions more homeless.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.



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