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5.9-magnitude quake hits Southwest China: CENC

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Mojiang Hani autonomous county in Southwest China's Yunnan province at 10:31 am Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter, with a depth of 11 km, was monitored at 23.28 degrees north latitude and 101.53 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

Houses were shaking and some residents rushed out from their homes to open spaces, local government said.

Residents of high-rise buildings in Kunming, capital of Yunnan, some 270 km away from Mojiang, also felt obvious tremors.

Published : September 08, 2018

By : China Daily Asia News Network BEIJING