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.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 6.1 – 28 km NW of Dali, China https://t.co/msmxYWSHPE
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) May 21, 2021
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.