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An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Yunnan Province’s Guantun township, Yao’an County (姚安) in the mountainous Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture at 7:19 p.m. Thursday. The epicenter was about 200 kilometers from the provincial capital Kunming. Various news agencies are reporting more than 300 injuries and 10,000 collapsed homes. No deaths have been reported yet. News from this remote area is coming in slowly — CNN is just now calling the 12-hour-old earthquake “Breaking News” — so it is difficult to gauge the severity of the earthquake at this moment. Stay tuned.
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Source: Google News