Moderate quake hits SW China, causing injuries

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Associated Press

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 4:32 AM

Updated Saturday, May 24 at 7:04 AM

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake has struck southwest China, injuring about a dozen people and damaging thousands of houses.

The quake happened early Saturday in quake-prone Yingjiang county in Yunnan province near China's border with Myanmar. The U.S. Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 5.6.

The province's seismological bureau said on its microblog that more than 9,000 houses were damaged, with a dozen collapsing. It said 13 people suffered minor injuries.

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