A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit southwest China Thursday evening, injuring at least 336 people, AP reported, citing state media. Thirty of the injuries are said to be serious while 10,000 homes have been destroyed and a further 30,000 damaged. The epicenter of the quake which was in Yao’an county, Yunnan province. It was followed by eight aftershocks. Yunnan’s provincial civil affairs department has sent 4,500 tents, 3,000 quilts and other relief materials to Yao’an. The province of Yunnan lies in a quake-prone, mountainous area that borders Thailand and Myanmar. The province also shares a border with the province of Sichuan, which suffered a deadly magnitude 7.9 quake last year that left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing.
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