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5.1 magnitude quake rocks Chinese province

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, October 30: A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Chi’s Yunn province at 7.26 p.m. (local time) on Friday, the Chi Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) said. The earthquake, in Changning county, was at a depth of 10 kms and was monitored at 25.1 degrees north latitude and 99.5 degrees east longitude, according to the CENC. No casualties have been reported, a county official told Xinhua.

The Yunn Earthquake Administration activated an emergency response after the quake and dispatched a 20-member working team to the worst-hit area. Mountainous Yunn is prone to quakes. A 6.5 magnitude quake hit Ludian county on August 3 last year, killing more than 600 people. (IANS)

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