At least 26 dead, dozens injured in SW China quake
                 English.news.cn | 2014-08-03 19:54:42 | Editor: An

 

This photo taken by cellphone on Aug. 3, 2014 shows local residents working by a damaged house at Qiaojia County after an earthquake in its nearby Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Ludian County at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time), said the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). By 6:50 p.m. Sunday, 26 have been killed and two are still missing in Qiaojia County. (Xinhua)

KUNMING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least 26 people were killed and dozens got injured when a 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time), local seismological bureau said.

As of 7:10 p.m., 26 residents were killed, two were missing, and 79 got injured in Qiaojia County of Zhaotong which was hard hit by the quake.

The epicenter was monitored at 27.1 degrees north latitude and 103.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of 12 kilometers, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

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6.5-magnitude quake hits southwest China's Yunnan: CENC

KUNMING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time), said the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 27.1 degrees north latitude and 103.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of 12 kilometers, according to the CENC. Full story

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