Earthquake at 5.0 magnitude jolted China’s Yunnan province

Earthquake at 5.0 magnitude jolted China’s Yunnan province

Picture of villagers receiving food at a shelter after two separate magnitude 5.0 earthquakes jolted Sijie township, Tonghai county, in Yunnan province

Twenty-four people were injured after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake tremored Tonghai County in the city of Yuxi, southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Monday.

This is the second temblor in less than 24 hours hitting the same region.

According to a statement from the provincial civil affairs department, the quake affected more than 48,000 residents in the counties of Tonghai and Huaning and the district of Jiangchuan; over 6,000 homes were damaged

 

Courtesy: accuweather.com

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