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Chinese earthquake injures four people

Feb. 19, 2013 at 7:43 AM   |   Comments

KUNMING, China, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A magnitude-4.9 earthquake shook the border of China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces Tuesday, injuring four people, officials said.

Qiaojia County officials said the earthquake destroyed 56 houses and damaged 815 others in south central China.

"Many people ran out of buildings when the quake came but there was no falling debris. The shopping mall resumed business shortly afterward," one shopper told China's Xinhua news agency.

Officials said rescue work was under way.

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