A map provided by the U.S. Geological Survey describing the location of the epicenter of the quake.
An earthquake flattened 700 homes and injured more than 20 in southwest China on Sunday afternoon, according to state media.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook 33 kilometers beneath the earth’s surface just before 2 p.m. on Sunday, about 70 kilometers northwest of Dali in Yunnan province.
Xinhua also reported that an additional 2,500 houses were damaged but as of the time of this posting, there were no reported fatalities.
Southwest China is accustomed to earthquakes. Last September, Yunnan experienced a series of moderately strong quakes that triggered landslides, killing at least 80 people and injuring hundreds.
Another landslide killed 42 people in Zhaotong, Yunnan, last month.
The 2008 Sichuan earthquakes called building integrity and international response into question. The U.S. Geological Survey reported more than 69,000 dead and 18,000 missing.
Updated #1: Online earthquake news site earthquake-report.com has posted CCTV Chinese-language coverage of the quake.