Five die in China quake

September 7th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least five people were killed and more than 20,000 houses damaged in an earthquake that jolted southwest China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.

The 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the border area of Yiliang county of Yunnan and Weining county of Guizhou at 11.19 a.m. and the depth of its epicenter was about 14 km, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The deaths and losses were reported by the civil affairs department of Yunnan, reported Xinhua.

Casualties are still unknown in Guizhou.

The quake, which was also felt in neighbouring Sichuan Province, was followed by several other tremors.

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