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Monday August 18, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday August 18, 2014 MYT 7:53:34 AM
KUNMING: At least six people were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted Yongshan county in Yunnan province at 6.07am (local time) yesterday, local authorities said.
The epicentre, with a depth of 7km, was in Wuji township, 21km away from the county seat.
The quake was strongly felt in the neighbouring counties of Suijiang, Daguan and Zhenxiong as well as the Zhaoyang district of Zhaotong city, which administers Yongshan, according to the provincial seismological bureau.
Three villagers in Yongshan were injured. Cracks were seen in adobe houses and more than 10 cattle lots collapsed at Jinping village, according to the county government.
Twenty-two aftershocks were reported as of 8am. Some houses were reported to have collapsed but communication in the county is not impeded, according to the seismological bureau.
Yunnan governor Li Jiheng is leading a work team to Yongshan from Ludian, a county also in Zhaotong city where a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on Aug 3 killed more than 600 people and destroyed 80,000 homes. — China Daily / Asia News Network
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