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Twin Earthquakes Hit Gansu Province in China

Magnitudes 5.98, 5.6

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Two powerful earthquakes have struck China's north-west Gansu province, killing more than 50 people and injuring more than 300.

The first earthquake near Dingxi city had a magnitude of 5.98 and was shallow, with a depth of just 9.8 km (6 miles), the US Geological Survey said

Just over an hour later, a magnitude 5.6 quake hit the same area, it added.