DMIS: China – Earthquake : M5.5 quake hit SW China

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Brief description of the situation
The 5.5-magnitude quake hit Eryuan County, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province at 1:41 p.m. this afternoon. The epicenter was in Xishan Township with a depth of 9 km.

The number of people confirmed injured has risen to 30 as of reporting time. Latest statistics showed that more than 2,500 houses were damaged and 700 others collapsed, but no human fatalities have been reported yet. About 55,000 people in Eryuan were affected by far.

Emergencies supplies have already been sent to the affected areas by Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) Yunnan Branch. Further action will be initiated if necessary after impact assessment.

Number of affected: 60.000

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