Earthquake of 5.5-magnitude jolts China’s Yunnan province, 22 injured

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Earthquake of 5.5-magnitude jolts China’s Yunnan province, 22 injured

Beijing: A minimum of 22 folks have been injured in a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the county of Ninglang in southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Sunday, native authorities stated.

The earthquake struck round 3.02 pm, and its epicentre was about 60 km away from the county seat of Ninglang, within the metropolis of Lijiang, and three km away from the closest township of Yongning, state-run Xinhua information company reported.

Ninglang publicity division stated that various fallen tiles from village dwellings may very well be noticed on the scene.

The affected space with a seismic depth of over six levels spans 1,389 sq. km, an space with 24,000 inhabitants, the report stated.

The fireplace brigade in Ninglang has despatched 4 autos and 15 folks to the epicentre to analyze the catastrophe.

A 60-member search-and-rescue group has additionally been assembled and dispatched. 

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