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Yunnan quake injures 14

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Added On September 10, 2018

 At least fourteen people suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon in an earthquake in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

 
Local authorities say the 5.9-magnitude quake, which occurred Saturday morning in Mojiang Hani Autonomous County, damaged dozens of homes.
 
The quake's epicenter was 11 kilometers deep.
 
55 aftershocks have been recorded so far, with one above magnitude 3, two above magnitude 4, and one above magnitude 5.
 
Tremors have been felt in the area as well as in nearby cities, including the provincial capital, Kunming.
 
China's Ministry of Emergency Management has initiated an emergency response and dispatched more than 600 policemen, firefighters, and medical workers to affected areas. 
 
Professional rescue crews have also rushed to the scene.
 
Tents, quilts, and other emergency materials have been sent to accommodate relocated residents.
 
Meanwhile, traffic, telecommunications, and the power supply have returned to normal in the town located closest to the epicenter. 
 
Rescuers say there likely wasn't a high number of casualties, because most villagers were farming outside when the quake struck.