Beijing: Local officials said on Tuesday that four people died and 23 others were injured in an earthquake in China’s Yunnan province.
Due to the shallow earthquake in Qiaojia County late Monday evening, the Yunnan government said in a statement on its social media account.
According to the Government Seismic Authority of China, the earthquake occurred near the city of Zhongtong with a population of more than six million and recorded 5.0-magnitude.
The state’s news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday that rescue teams, including firefighters, were dispatched to 16 townships.
China regularly suffers from earthquakes, especially in its mountainous western and south-western regions.
The 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Sichuan province last year killed 13 people and injured about 200 people, damaging a large number of structures.
A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan in 2008 left 87,000 dead or missing.