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China Quake Destroys 700 Homes, Injures More Than 30

March 3, 2013

By The Associated Press

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BEIJING - A moderate earthquake in southwest China has caused hundreds of homes to collapse and injured more than 30 people.

The earthquake bureau in Yunnan province, where Sunday afternoon`s quake occurred, says three of the injuries were serious.

About 55,000 people were affected by the quake, Xinhua said, citing Yunnan`s Civil Affairs Department. Supplies were on their way to the quake-hit area, including 6,000 tents.

The magnitude-5.5 quake struck 32 miles from the city of Dali at a depth of 20 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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