A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Dingxi in China's Gansu province on Monday, killing at least 94 people and injuring as many as 1,000. Efforts have been under way to help and search for the victims in the area, home to about 2.7 million people. Most of the deaths and damage occurred in the southern, rural region making it difficult for rescue efforts. An aerial picture shows the view of Minxian after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the county on Monday, July 22. Family members consoled a woman who lost her daughter in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province. A woman holds a pan she recovered in her collapsed home after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province July 22. The earthquake killed at least 94 people with a thousand injured because many homes in the affected areas collapsed.