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China quake destroys 700 homes, injures 30

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 9:09 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).