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Thursday, October 9, 2014, 15:58

Yunnan quake damages 7 reservoirs

By Xinhua

JINGGU, Yunnan - Seven reservoirs were damaged and over 110,000 people were affected in Jinggu County, Yunnan Province after a 6.6-magnitude quake jolted the area Tuesday, officials said.

The quake killed at least one person and injured more than 300.

As of 7:30 pm Wednesday, 61,524 houses in the rural area of Jinggu County, Pu'er City had been damaged, and 6,507 had collapsed. The damage area covered about 105,000 square meters in the town, according to the local disaster relief headquarters.

A total of 92,700 people have been relocated in the county, according to the headquarters.

Seven reservoirs in the county's Yongping Town have sustained varying levels of damage, including cracks.

Water plants were also affected, with many pipes cracked or collapsed, affecting 205 supply stations.

In nearby Lincang City, 16,156 people had been relocated as of 2 pm Wednesday. A total of 17,622 houses were damaged, with 480 collapsed.

The epicenter of the earthquake was about 67 kilometers from Lincang City and 85 kilometers from Pu'er City.

A strong tremor was also felt in the provincial capital of Kunming.

A 6.5-magnitude quake on August 3 in Ludian, Yunnan killed more than 600 people.

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