At least 22 people injured after M5.5 earthquake hits Yunnan, China


A shallow earthquake registered by CENC as M5.5 hit southwestern China's Yunnan Province at 07:02 UTC on January 2, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered it as M5.4 at a depth of 38.4 km (23.8 miles); EMSC M5.4 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).

The epicenter was located 99 km (61 miles) E of Shangri-La (population 130 000) and 115 km (72 miles) NNE of Lijiang (population 1 137 600), Yunnan, China.

3 000 people are estimated to have felt moderate shaking and 450 000 light.

The Yunnan Earthquake Center said the quake injured at least 22 people.

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