Multiple earthquake tremors in China, three people killed, 27 injured in a series of earthquakes so far
At least three people were killed and 27 others were injured in one earthquake in Yangbi Yi Autonomous County of Yunnan Province in China. Earthquake tremors were felt in all 12 counties and cities of Dali Bai Autonomous Province.
At least three people were killed and 27 others were injured in one earthquake in Yangbi Yi Autonomous County of Yunnan Province in China. The province's chief of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) Yang Guojong said that earthquake tremors were felt in all 12 counties and cities of Dali Bai Autonomous Province, but that Yangbi was the worst affected. Two people died in Yangbi County and one in Yongping County. The state-run news agency Xinhua reported that three people were seriously injured and 24 others suffered minor injuries. About 72,317 residents living in 20,192 houses were affected by the earthquake. According to the China Earthquake Network Center (CENC), there were four earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 in Yangbi from 9 pm to 11 pm.
In the region, 166 tremors were felt after two hours of earthquake till late in the night. Rescue teams have been sent to the earthquake-hit areas and rescue operations are underway. Xinhua was quoted by local officials as saying that a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck northwest China's Qinghai province on Saturday, but no casualties were reported. According to the CENC, the earthquake struck Maduo County of Golog Tibet Autonomous Province in the province at 2.40pm Friday night, according to Beijing.
Earthquake tremors near Maduo as well
Residents of the provincial capital city of Xining, 385 kilometers from Maduo, also felt tremors. Local officials said that there were no reports of any casualties and the collapse of the house. Also, power and communication facilities are common. However, parts of the highway and bridges have collapsed in the earthquake affected area.