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5.1 magnitude earthquake hits China damaging houses, no casualties

The epicentre of the quake was located in the county’s Ajia and Puping villages.

world Updated: Mar 27, 2017 09:15 IST
The epicentre of the quake was located in the county’s Ajia and Puping villages.
The epicentre of the quake was located in the county’s Ajia and Puping villages.

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale on Monday jolted southwest China’s Yangbi County.

The epicentre of the quake was located in the county’s Ajia and Puping villages, where some houses were reportedly damaged, said Wang Caixun, a publicity official of Yangbi County in Yunnan Province.

Fire fighters and medical teams are heading to the villages, Wang said.

The epicentre was monitored at a depth of about 12km, China Earthquake Networks Centre said.

Four tremors measuring 3 to 4.7 on the Richter scale hit the same region before and after the quake, the centre said.

There were no reports of any casualties, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.