KUNMING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-two people have been injured after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck southwest China's Yunnan Province on Sunday afternoon, according to local authorities.
As of Monday noon, the tremor that struck Cangyuan County at 6:24 p.m. had affected more than 81,000 residents in the counties of Cangyuan and Gengma in Lincang City, displacing 75,764, according to a statement from the city's civil affairs bureau.
Seven of the injured were severely hurt.
In addition, over 220 homes were razed and over 15,800 were seriously damaged in the two counties, it said.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs and the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction initiated a grade IV emergency response on Monday afternoon and have dispatched emergency response teams to the region.
A grade IV response, the lowest in the emergency response system, means a 24-hour alert, daily damage reports, and the dispatch of money and relief materials within ...
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