A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on Friday, the United States Geological Survey mentioned.
The quake hit at 21:48 (1348 GMT) with its epicentre close to town of Dali, a preferred vacationer vacation spot, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), it mentioned.
It was initially recorded as a 6.0-magnitude quake earlier than USGS revised its dimension upwards.
The China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) warned folks to “stay away from buildings” in a submit on the Twitter-like Weibo platform.
There have been no rapid reviews of casualties or main injury.
The quake monitor mentioned the earthquake adopted “a series of smaller quakes” lower than an hour earlier than.
Yunnan is acutely susceptible to earthquakes. The area sees frequent seismic exercise from the collision of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, which type the huge Himalayan mountain vary.
In October 2014, tons of of individuals have been injured and greater than 100,000 displaced after a shallow 6.Zero magnitude tremor hit Yunnan, near China’s borders with Myanmar and Laos.
China is commonly hit by earthquakes, particularly in its mountainous western and southwestern areas the place Yunnan lies.
A strong 7.9-magnitude quake in southwest Sichuan province in 2008 left 87,000 folks lifeless or lacking.
In February 2003, a robust 6.8-magnitude quake killed 268 folks in Xinjiang and induced vital injury.
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