Powerful, Shallow Earthquake Rocks Southwest China, At Least 5 Dead

The U.S. Geological Survey's summary of the event. (Screenshot/USGS)
The U.S. Geological Survey's summary of the event. (Screenshot/USGS)

A magnitude-6.0 quake in Yunnan Province—near the borders of Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar—has killed at least five people, and injured many more on Oct. 7.

The epicenter was almost 7 miles deep, and located about 14 miles west of the town of Weiyuan.

Strong tremors were felt in the provincial capital of Kunming nearly 200 miles away, according to state media Xinhua.

It’s barely two months since Ludian County in Yunnan was hit by a 6.1-magnitude quake on Aug. 3, killing over 600 people, and wrecking thousands of houses.

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