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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Strikes Southwest China

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:12:00 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WENPING, China) -- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday morning, leaving numerous people injured or killed and thousands of homes damaged.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was 11 miles west northwest of Wenping and about 10 kilometers underground. The tremor hit at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday Beijing time.

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