China earthquake hits country's southwestern Yunnan province

October 7, 2014 10:45 PM

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China earthquake hits country's southwestern Yunnan province

A strong, shallow earthquake shook southwestern China's Yunnan province late Tuesday evening, killing at least one person, sending thousands fleeing into the streets and damaging buildings, officials and reports said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 6.0 and was centred 18 kilometres from Weiyuan city at a depth of 10.1 kilometres. Its shallow focus was likely to cause greater damage, but there were no immediate reports of serious destruction.

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