Earthquake in south-western China kills 4, injures 10
BEIJING (AP) - An earthquake hit a mountainous area in southwestern China on Saturday morning, killing at least four people and injuring 10 others, according to state media and the China Earthquake Administration.
The quake, which measures 5.9 on the Richter scale by the administration and 5.8 by the US Geological Survey, shook several counties, including the scenic Shangri-La and Deqen counties in Yunnan province, and Derong county in Sichuan province just to the north.
The official Xinhua News Agency quoted the Yunnan Provincial civil Affairs Department as saying four people died in Deqen county.
The department said the quake also destroyed 600 residential units and damaged 55,500 others. More than 9,000 residents were forced to relocate.