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    A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province in southwestern China.

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    BEIJING (Sputnik) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province in southwestern China, China's Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said on Monday.

    According to the center, the epicenter was monitored in Yangbi County at a depth of some 12 kilometers (7.5 miles). The earthquake took place at 7.55 a.m. local time (23:55 GMT on Sunday), with several weaker shocks coming later.

    No information regarding damage or casualties was provided yet.

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