5.2-magnitude quake hits SW China's Yunnan, injuring four
The 5.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Tengchong County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday has left four people injured and caused huge economic losses, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Tuesday.
As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, the quake had affected 3,156 local residents and led to the emergency relocation of 1,206 people. It damaged 613 homes and toppled 98 others, resulting in 60 million yuan (9.2 million U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses, the ministry said, Xinhua reported.
The provincial seismological bureau said the tremor was acutely felt in 18 townships administered by Tengchong.
The epicenter of the tremor was recorded in Mangbang Township, located about 40 km away from the county seat of Tengchong.
The provincial civil affairs department has sent hundreds of tents, quilts and clothes to the quake zone, according to Yao Guohua, deputy head of the department.