A moderate earthquake that hit central China’s Henan Province

A moderate earthquake that hit central China’s Henan Province Sunday afternoon levelled 24 houses and left 12 students injured, local officials said early Monday morning.

The quake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale and with a hypocenter depth of 8 kilometers, truck Zhoukou City at 4:58 p.m., according to the China National Seismological Network.

Twenty four houses in Taikang County collapsed while 12 students in a middle school were injured, who are currently in hospital.

In Fugou County, about 40 houses were reported to have cracks or other damages.

Tremor was felt across eastern Henan, including provincial capital Zhengzhou City. (PNA/Xinhua)

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