SW China quake destroys 700 homes, injures over 20-A A +A
Sunday, March 3, 2013
BEIJING -- A moderate earthquake in southwest China has caused hundreds of homes to collapse and injured more than 20 people.
The earthquake bureau in Yunnan province, where Sunday afternoon's quake occurred, says three of the injuries were serious.
The official Xinhua News Agency said the quake damaged 2,500 houses and that 700 others collapsed.
The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.5 quake struck 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Dali city at a depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles). (AP)