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China : Earthquake : 2006/07/22

GLIDE:  EQ-2006-000103-CHN

Duration 2006/07/22
Country or District China
Name Earthquake
Outline A moderate earthquake,magnitude 5.2, in China's southwestern Yunnan province on Saturday toppled scores of houses and killed at least 18 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2006/07/22
SHANGHAI, July 22 (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake in China's southwestern Yunnan province on Saturday toppled houses and killed at least 11 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

CNN.com 2006/07/22
Houses in Yanjin, a county on the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau with a population of 350,000, were mostly built near hillsides and therefore are vulnerable to earthquakes, Xinhua said.

Reueters News 2006/07/22
The 5.1 earthquake, which struck a mountainous area close to the border with Sichuan province, injured 60 people, Xinhua quoted officials in the Zhaotong municipal government as saying.

Geographycal Data Information

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Date-Time:Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 9:10:23 AM:local time at epicenter Magnitude: 5.2 Region:SICHUAN-YUNNAN-GUIZHOU REGION, CHINA