Editor's Note

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time), said the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was monitored at 27.1 degrees north latitude and 103.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of 12 kilometers, according to the CENC.

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  • Time: 4:30 p.m. (Beijing Time), August 3
  • Location: Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province
  • Epicenter depth: 12 kilometers
  • Latitude & Longitude: 27.1 degrees north, 103.3 degrees east
  • Damage: 617 killed, dozens injured
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6.5-Magnitude Quake Hits Southwest China's Yunnan