Two meters of the Great Wall collapse after 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits NW China

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck Northwest China’s Qinghai Province and damaged a section of the Great Wall. Its origins date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Two meters of the Great Wall collapsed in Shandan County, Northwest China’s Gansu Province. The collapse site was discovered after authorities inspected local cultural relics following the strong earthquake.

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Primary protection has been installed, and restoration and repair work is in progress. The quake occurred in an area that is sparsely populated, although it was felt in multiple big cities.

Source: Global Times