Southwest China hit by hundreds of aftershocks

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Southwest China's Yunan Province was struck by more than 380 aftershocks overnight following a powerful earthquake on Thursday, the Xinhua news agency said.

BEIJING, July 10 (RIA Novosti) - Southwest China's Yunan Province was struck by more than 380 aftershocks overnight following a powerful earthquake on Thursday, the Xinhua news agency said.

The quake, measuring 6 on the Richter scale, had its epicenter in Guantun, some 200 kilometers from the city of Kunming, the agency said, citing the national seismological service.

A 50-year-old woman died and more than 320 people were injured in the quake, and 24 are in a serious condition. Some 18,000 houses collapsed and another 75,000 buildings were damaged, according to the latest data.

The local government has announced plans to provide 20 million yuan ($3 million) in disaster relief.

Over 4,500 tents and 3,000 blankets have been sent to the region to house those displaced by the earthquake.

In May 2008, more than 70,000 people died when a magnitude 8 tremor struck the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan.

 

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