An-Najah News -  At least three people were killed and 60 others injured in an earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province.


The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported that a 6.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded in southwest China at 20.33 pm (23.33 Moscow time) on Wednesday.


The epicenter was located 50 kilometers northeast of the Nijiang metropolitan area, at a depth of 40 kilometers.


According to the authorities, nearly 7,000 people were evacuated due to the earthquake, which destroyed 35 homes.


The Chinese government launched an emergency appeal on Thursday after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Sichuan Province, killing at least three people so far.


China's Xinhua News Agency reported that the earthquake relief headquarters in Sichuan activated a level two call, which is the second highest level in China's four-level emergency response system.


Luzhou City issued a level one emergency appeal.