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China: 5.8 Quake Hits China, Kills At Least 13, Injures 126

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Thursday, leaving at least 13 people dead and 126 others injured, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

The quake struck Yingjiang County at 12:58 (0458 GMT) and caused many houses to collapse, Xinhua said.

Witnesses reportedly said people were buried under debris and part of a supermarket and a hotel caved in.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 kilometers, was in Shiming village, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Three aftershocks, measuring up to 4.7 degrees on the Richter Scale, jolted the county within 10 minutes.

Yunnan is next to Sichuan Province which was hit by a magnitude-8.0 quake in May 2008 that left almost 90,000 people dead or missing.

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