After noon on Monday, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook a hilly region in the western Sichuan Province of China,

according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre. 

According to the centre, the epicentre was situated at a depth of 16 kilometres in the town of Luding,

180 kilometres (111 miles) southwest of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. 

Internet users claimed to have felt the Sichuan earthquake from as far away as Changsha and Xian. According to the centre,

a second earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 occurred moments later near Luding in the city of Yaan.

Strong earthquakes struck Yaan in 2013, killing over 100 people and injuring thousands more.

Approximately 111 miles (180 km) southwest of Chengdu, the state's capital

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