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Shallow 5.3 quake strikes southwest China

Bishkek (AKIpress) - quake A shallow 5.3 quake struck southwest China Saturday, sending terrified residents running from their homes as dozens of houses collapsed and injuring at least 10 people, The China Post reported.

The tremor in Yunnan province, near the border with Sichuan, hit at 6.40 am at a depth of 13 kilometres, Xinhua news agency said citing the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Residents ran out of their homes after they were woken up by the quake which caused 20 houses to collapse. Two of the 10 people injured were in serious condition.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the depth of the quake at 26 kilometres with a magnitude of 5.4.


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