China Earthquake Destroys 10,000 Homes

July 9, 2009 / No Comments

In China, more than 10,000 homes have been destroyed as a result of an earthquake that struck in southwest China.

china earthquake China Earthquake Destroys 10,000 Homes

The quake left more than 300 people injured when it hit Yunnan province in southwest China Thursday evening. The quake was a 6.0-magnitude according to Xinhua. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a figure of 5.7.

The quake happened at 7:19 p.m. (11:19 a.m. GMT) Thursday. The depth of the quake was about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), Xinhua reported.

Tents, medicine and food have been sent

This earthquake comes more than a year after another more massive quake struck Sichuan  province on May 12, 2008. That earthquake was a 8.0-magnitude and it killed more than 68,000 people and left nearly 18,000 more missing not to mention displacing 15 million others.