Beijing: At least 64 people were killed and 715 others injured on Friday when a shallow earthquake followed by a series of aftershocks jolted the mountainous southwest China, triggering landslides and toppling over 20,000 homes.
The 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the border area of Yiliang county in Yunnan province and Weining county in the neighbouring Guizhou province at 11:19 am local time, according to China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC).
The epicentre of the quake was traced at Luozehe town, about 33 km away from the city centre of Zhaotong. Its depth was about 14 km.
Sixty-four people have been confirmed dead and 715 others were injured in the quakes, the official Xinhua news agency quoted officials from the Yunnan Province's civil affairs department as saying....more
07:21 PM, Sep 07, 2012