5.5-magnitude quake injures 20 in SW China
Twenty people were injured and hospitalized after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province on Sunday afternoon, said local authorities.
The tremor that struck Cangyuan County of Lincang City at 6:24 p.m. had affected lives of 62,000 residents by 9 p.m. of Sunday, according to a statement from the information office of Lincang city government.
Some houses in Mangka Township of Cangyuan and Mengding Township of Gengma County were seriously damaged by the quake, said the statement.
A total of 1,000 tents, 2,000 quilts and 20,000 square meters of tarpaulins have been sent to the quake-hit regions.
Cangyuan is a sparsely populated county that borders Myanmar, but houses in its rural areas have poor shock-resistance capability.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan's Ludian county on Aug. 3, 2014, claiming more than 600 lives and destroying over 80,000 homes.