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Monitoring Desk: Earthquake in China: 1,400 persons are injured while 190 are missing. Government has sent 2,500 troops to earthquake zone for rescue.
Around 200 persons dead according to latest information. 6.5 magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China.
China Earthquake Networks Center said the magnitude of the quake was 6.5.The quake struck 11 kilometers west-northwest of the town of Wenping at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers, according to USGS. Chinese state television said the epicenter of the quake was in Yunnan province’s Ludian county.
The quake toppled and cracked apart buildings, forcing people to rush into the streets. The administration of the affected Yunnan province sent a 30-member team to the quake’s epicenter.
While US Geological Survey has estimated the quake at 6.1 on the Richter scale with 10 km in depth with location as:
27.245°N 103.427°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
- 11km (7mi) WNW of Wenping, China
- 29km (18mi) WSW of Zhaotong, China
- 91km (57mi) WNW of Weining, China
- 135km (84mi) ESE of Xichang, China
- 731km (454mi) NNW of Ha Noi, Vietnam