5.8-quake hits southwest China’s Yunnan: Reports of 5 killed, 30+ injured

October 7, 2014 6:09 PM

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An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale has hit the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, according to the United States Geological Service. Local media report at least five fatalities in the result of the jolt.

The quake's epicenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers deep, 163 kilometers north-northwest of the town of Yunjinghong. Initially, it was measured as 6.4 magnitude.

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