No casualties reported after 5.7-magnitude earthquake hits China's Jilin

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No casualties have been reported so far after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Ningjiang District, Songyuan City of northeast China's Jilin Province at 1:50am on Monday Beijing time.
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Photo taken on May 28, 2018 shows a damaged house at quake-hit Yamutu Village of Songyuan City, northeast China's Jilin Province. 

No casualties were reported after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit northeast China's Jilin Province early Monday morning, local authorities said.

The quake struck Ningjiang District in Songyuan City at 1:50am, damaging the residences of more than 1,500 households in the district.

"We are not injured, but dare not enter our home again," said Wang Xiancheng, 48, in Yamutu Village, Ningjiang. Wang and his 80-year-old mother have been evacuated to safety.

The village suffered a blackout following the quake, and the power supply has resumed, said An Pinglai, deputy head of the district.

More than 20 rescuers have arrived at the village, where homes of 50 households were damaged, An said, adding that tents and other relief goods are being sent to the village.

Residents in Ningjiang, Qianguo County and Da'an City felt strong tremors, and many people rushed out to the streets after the earthquake.

Power supply remained normal, while mobile communication was affected.

Local government workers are checking safety hazards in infrastructure facilities, such as reservoirs, dikes, and pipelines, as well as chemical businesses.


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