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Magnitude Rectified To 8.0 Richter Scale

CHINA | Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Views [1239]

Rocks Jammed the Roads

Rocks Jammed the Roads

The China Seismological Bureau (CSB) on Sunday revised the magnitude of southwest China earthquake from 7.8 to 8.0 on the Richter scale.

The magnitude was revised upwards after specialists carried out"real-time and detailed measurements of the quake according to international practices," the bureau said.

Chinese earthquake experts have also referenced quake data provided by other seismological observatories around the globe, it said.

The US Geological Survey and Japan Meteorological Agency has put the magnitude of the tremor at 7.9.

The first report of by CSB set the magnitude at 7.6 which was shortly upgraded to 7.8 after the quake hit Sichuan Province on May 12.

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