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Moderate quake hits southwestern China; 2 injured

By Associated Press

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BEIJING >> Chinese state media say a moderately strong earthquake has struck the southwestern province of Yunnan, causing some injuries and damage.

The Xinhua News Agency says the quake measured magnitude 5.2 and hit Monday evening near the town of Tengchong, 1,550 miles southwest of Beijing. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude slightly higher at 5.3.

The provincial Civil Affairs Bureau says at least two people were injured and several houses damaged.

The area near the border with Myanmar has seen frequent seismic activity recently. A magnitude-5.8 quake in March killed 25, destroyed buildings, and raised questions about whether structures had been built to code.







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