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Chinese earthquake kills 14, injures more than 150

CHINA (WAOW) -- An earthquake toppled houses and damaged a hotel and supermarket in China's extreme southwest near the border with Myanmar on Thursday, killing at least 14 people and injuring more than 150, officials and state media said.

Witnesses reported that people were buried under debris from buildings damaged by the quake, which was centered in Yunnan province's Yingjiang county, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The website of the Chinese government earthquake monitoring station said the magnitude-5.8 quake struck just before 1 p.m. at a depth of 6 miles.  The US Geological Survey measured the quake at a magnitude of 5.4 and at a deeper 21 miles.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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