More Than 150 Killed In China Earthquake


UPDATED: Sunday August 3, 2014 9:26 AM

A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled houses on Sunday, killing dozens of people and injuring more than 100.  

China's official Xinhua News Agency said at least 150 people were killed in the quake.  

Yunnan's seismological bureau said 24 people died and more than 100 were injured in one county and four died in another county, with three missing and one seriously injured.  

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).  

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said the quake was the strongest to hit Yunnan in 14 years.  

Photos on the Chinese social media site Weibo showed several people apparently injured amid toppled bricks.

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