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China quake destroys 700 homes, injures 30

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, firefighters work on a damaged building after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Sunday, March 3, 2013. The moderate earthquake caused hundreds of homes to collapse and injured at least 30 people. (Photo By The Associated Press)
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, firefighters work on a damaged building after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Sunday, March 3, 2013. The moderate earthquake caused hundreds of homes to collapse and injured at least 30 people. (Photo By The Associated Press)
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Sunday, March 03, 2013 09:07 am
BEIJING — A moderate earthquake in southwest China has caused hundreds of homes to collapse and injured at least 30 people.The earthquake bureau in Yunnan province, where Sunday afternoon's quake occurred, says three of the injured are in serious condition.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the quake damaged 2,500 houses and that 700 others collapsed.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.5 quake struck 51 kilometers (32 miles) from the city of Dali at a depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles).

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