5.3 Quake Hits China’s Southwest, At least 21 Injured – 5 April 2014

RT logoA 5.3-magnitude earthquake in rural southwest China has injured at least 21 people and damaged over 2,000 houses.

The tremors in seismically unstable Yongshan County in Yunnan Province began at 6.40 am local time on Saturday. Authorities say the epicenter of the quake was 13 km below the ground surface.

“We felt the quake strongly, but it did not last long,” a local resident recounted to Xinhua news agency.

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