Strong earthquake hit southern China producing important damage

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The focus of the quake was 5 kilometers deep, China Earthquake Networks Center communicated. Strong tremor was also felt in the provincial capital Kunming. Some towns in the area had lost power supply and telecommunications. At least one person was killed and 324 people were damaged, according to the Xinhua News Agency. Eight of the injured are critical. Premier Li Keqiang ordered a “whole-hearted” rescue effort. The highest Class-I emergency response was initiated. 3,200 troops additional 600 professional rescuers with sniffer dogs have been sent to the quake zone. The provincial government will send 10,000 tents, 10,000 quilts and 10,000 winter coats to the area. A total of 92,700 people in Jinggu County were affected, and 56,880 of  them have been relocated, according to Chinese media news. The affected region sees frequent seismic activity from the collision of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.

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