5.7 Magnitude quake destroys 10,000 homes in Southwest China
The US Geological Survey has Reported a 5.7 Magnitude earthquake on Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 11:19:17 UTC Location is 25.619°N, 101.086°E or in YUNNAN, CHINA. See USGS for additional information
CNN) -- More than 10,000 homes have been destroyed from an earthquake that struck southwest China, state media reported.
The quake hit Yunnan province in southwest China Thursday evening, leaving more than 300 people injured, the Xinhua news service reported. Xinhua reported the quake as having a 6.0-magnitude, while the U.S. Geological Survey gave a figure of 5.7.
The quake happened at 7:19 p.m. (11:19 a.m. GMT) Thursday, at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), Xinhua reported.
Thirty people suffered severe injuries, and another 305 were slightly injured as of 1 a.m., relief officials in Yao'an County said.