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Chinese Quake Wrecks Homes in Yunnan Province April 11, 2014
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A strong quake centered in southwest China’s Yunnan province wrecked 75 homes and damaged thousands of others when it struck at dawn on April 5.

At least 26 people were injured during the shaking, which caused residents to rush out of their homes.

The China Earthquake Networks Center said the 5.3 magnitude jolt struck at 6:40 a.m. local time about 6 miles beneath the Xiluodu municipal area, near the border with Sichuan province.

Southwest China is prone to deadly and destructive earthquakes, with a quake last September in the Yunnan tourist area of Shangri-La killing three people and leaving 55,000 homes damaged.

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake last April in Sichuan province killed about 200 people.

It struck five years after almost 90,000 perished in a huge temblor that inflicted catastrophic damage to the same region.