6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits China’s Yunnan Province

Beijing: (HRNW) A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said.
The quake hit at 21:48 (1348 GMT) with its epicentre near the city of Dali, a popular tourist destination, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), it said.

It was initially recorded as a 6.0-magnitude quake before USGS revised its size upwards.

The China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) warned people to “stay away from buildings” in a post on the Twitter-like Weibo platform.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

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