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Earthquake strikes inland China

Monday, June 25, 2012

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake has struck inland China, killing 2 people and injuring around 100 others.

China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said the quake occurred near the border between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces at about 4 PM on Sunday.

The tremor flattened houses in areas where many ethnic minority people live.

The quake cut off communication to parts of a village in Yunnan.

Local authorities have sent rescue workers to the stricken areas and prepared 300 tents.

Jun. 24, 2012

NHK.