5.0-magnitude quake hits southwest China's Yunnan

09:01, November 02, 2009      

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An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province early Monday morning, said the National Seismological Network of China.

The quake struck the Binchuan County, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture at 5:07 a.m. (Beijing Time). No immediate reports of casualties or damage are available.

The epicenter was detected at 26.0 degrees north latitude and 100.7 degrees east longitude, with a depth of about 10 km, the network said.

Source:Xinhua
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