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6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts China’s Yunnan province


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

21st May, 2021. 09:12 pm
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China Earthquake

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has jolted China’s southwestern province Yunnan on Friday.

According to the details, the quake hit at 21:48 (1348 GMT) with its epicenter near the city of Dali, at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), said United States Geological Survey.

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

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

No casualties or major damage were reported.

A “series of smaller quakes” was followed in less than an hour before the major quake hit China.

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