Earthquake in China kills at least 150

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in China's Yunnan Province killed at least 150 and injured 1,300.

By Danielle Haynes

LONGTOUSHAN, China, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China's Yunnan Province on Sunday, killing at least 150 people and injuring some 1,300.

The temblor left 180 people missing Sunday afternoon and toppled 12,000 houses and damaged 30,000 others.


After the quake, electricity and telecommunications were cut in the region, making it difficult for people to reach family, one resident told China's state-run news agency, Xinhua.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 6.2 miles and was situated 7 miles west northwest of Wenping and 454 miles north northwest of Ha Noi, Vietnam.

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