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A series of earthquakes in southwestern China on Friday killed at least 43 people and injured dozens, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
There were reports of "some houses collapsed" and power outages in the quake area, according to Xinhua, which earlier said more than 20,000 houses were damaged.
The four quakes struck near the border of the provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou between 11:19 a.m. and 1:12 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Their magnitudes ranged between 4.8 and 5.6, it said.
The first quake took place at the border area of Yiliang County in Yunna
Im with you there buddy H.a.r.r.p everytime including when my fruit goes bad,harrp for 500. Im laughing at myself watching conspiracy programs,no one else
Originally posted by Swing80s
hmmm "I'll take HARRP for 500 Alex"
Originally posted by Terminal1
No offense meant and I hope nobody was hurt but what the heck do the Chinese build those 20K homes out of? 4.8-5.6 is barely enough to stir coffee and 20K homes were damaged?
ZHAOTONG, Yunnan, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Sixty-four people have been confirmed dead and 715 others were injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday, the province's civil affairs department said.
Editor: Yang Lina
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao has called for immediate efforts to help with disaster relief work in southwest China, where multiple earthquakes that occurred on Friday have killed at least 50 people, according to China Central Television, or CCTV.
Hu, who is in Russia's city of Vladivostok for an annual economic leaders' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, said authorities should work to ensure safety and protect property in the quake zone.
Premier Wen Jiabao has already left for the area.
More than 160 people were injured in multiple earthquakes that struck southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces on Friday. The quakes have also forced the evacuation of more than 100,000 people, according to local civil affairs authorities.
Editor: Yang Lina