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Magnitude 5.7 quake rattles China

world Updated: Aug 30, 2008 14:39 IST

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A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled the Sichuan-Yunnan border region of China on Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was located about 20 miles (30 km) southeast of Panzhihua (Dukuo), China, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck around 4:30 pm local time (0730 GMT) was about 6 miles (10 km) deep.

Magnitude 5 quakes are capable of causing considerable damage, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage.

Parts of the southwestern province of Sichuan were devastated by an earthquake on May 12. The province, known for its pandas and fiery cuisine, has struggled to rebuild in the aftermath of the disaster that killed about 70,000 and left 10 million homeless.