Southwest China's Sichuan Province has initiated a level-II emergency response after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Luxian County of Luzhou City at 4:33 a.m. on Thursday.
According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the epicenter was monitored at 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 10 km.
Approved by the provincial government, the earthquake relief headquarters of Sichuan has activated a level-II response, the second highest in China's four-tier earthquake emergency response system.
After the quake, the Luzhou City has launched a level-I emergency response and sent personnel for disaster investigation and rescue.