More than 80 are injured and more than 3,200 homes are destroyed after an earthquake shook the countryside around 175km Northwest of Kunming on Thursday night.
A 6.0 magnitude tremor rattled Yao'an County (姚安) in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture yesterday, with damage reports only just beginning to be released to local media. As of 12:00 am today, more than 620,000 people have been affected by the quake, with 56 seriously injured and 28 lightly injured.
The quake, which was felt in Kunming, took place at 7:19 pm on Thursday night, 10 kilometers below the earth's surface. In addition to Yao'an, injuries and damage have also been reported in Dayao, Mouding, Nanhua, Yuanmou and Yongren.
The tremor collapsed more than 3,200 homes and more than 4,800 have been damaged. Five thousand tents have been sent to Yao'an for victims left homeless by the quake.
Update: As of 8:30 am on Friday, China Daily is reporting 336 injured with 18,000 collapsed homes, and 30,000 homes suffering damage.
Other reports have put the quake at 6.2 magnitude. One person is reported dead, with over 300 injured, 29 seriously.
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