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Dead, Injured After Earthquake In China's Northwest Gansu Province

Authorities in China now say at least 75 people have been killed and hundreds more injured from a strong earthquake in the northwestern Gansu Province.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake, which struck early morning local time on July 22, at a magnitude of 5.9.

The Chinese government's earthquake-monitoring center said the quake was magnitude 6.6 and followed by subsequent tremors that included one of magnitude 5.6.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency said the quake hit the Minxian and Zhangxian areas, about 170 kilometers from the Gansu provincial capital, Lanzhou.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, AFP, and dpa