Earthquake Kills 7, Damages 20,000 Homes in Southwest China

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say an earthquake in southwestern China has killed at least seven people and injured 20 others.

The official Xinhua news agency says the 5.7-magnitude quake and several aftershocks hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday, damaging more than 20,000 homes in the area.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the largest quake at 5.6-magnitude and said it struck at a depth of 10 kilometers.