newsChina: Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Leaves 30 Injured in Yunnan


04 Jan

China: Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Leaves 30 Injured in Yunnan

Kumming – Thirty people have sustained minor injuries on Tuesday after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake jolted Ninglang County in southwest China’s Yunnan Province at 3:02 p.m. Sunday, local authorities said.

“All the injured are receiving treatment and are under medical observation, and none sustained life-threatening injuries”, according to the county government.

The earthquake affected a total of 26,797 people in four towns, and 6,848 people from 1,546 households whose homes were damaged have been relocated, according to the same source.

Power supply, transport and telecommunication services in the quake-hit areas have been largely restored.

Meanwhile, thousands of tents, quilts, folding beds and overcoats have been delivered to those in need in the affected areas.

The epicenter was about 60 km away from the county seat of Ninglang in the city of Lijiang and 110 km from the Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

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