Moderate quake hits SW China, causing injuries

AP News
Posted: May 24, 2014 5:30 AM

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake struck southwest China on Saturday, injuring about a dozen people and damaging thousands of houses.

The earthquake struck early in the morning in quake-prone Yingjiang county in Yunnan province, near China's border with Myanmar. The U.S. Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 5.6.

The province's seismological bureau said on its microblog that more than 9,000 houses were damaged, with a dozen collapsing. It said 13 people suffered minor injuries.