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Duration2005/08/13 An earthquake hit southwest China on Saturday, bringing down several houses and causing injuries, Xinhua news agency said. The quake, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, hit Wenshan county in Yunnan province just after midday
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  • Xinhua 2005/08/15
    The first batch of relief materials, valued at 120,000 yuan (about 14,797 US dollars), has been sent to earthquake-hit Wenshan, in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
    The relief materials include 700 cotton quilts, 10 tons of rice, 20 tents and 100 boxes of disinfectants and medicine, said sources with the Yunnan Provincial Red Cross.
  • Xinhua 2005/08/15
    More than 1,000 army men and militia men have joined in the disaster relief efforts in Wenshan County of southwest China's Yunnan Province which was hit by an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale Saturday.
  • Xinhua 2005/08/14
    An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Wenshan County of south China's Yunnan Province Saturday which has so far injured 26 local people, and disaster-relief work is in full swing, said the local source.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/08/13
    "Injuries have been reported in seven townships… The earthquake has also toppled some houses. However, the exact number of injuries and economic losses are unavailable," Xinhua said.
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  • USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
    A moderate earthquake occurred at 04:58:44 (UTC) on Saturday, August 13, 2005. The magnitude 5.0 event has been located in YUNNAN, CHINA.