3 Quakes Force Mass Evacuation in China

World | December 27, 2008, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

The south-western provinces of China has been jolted by three earthquakes that injured 19 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands more, world media reported.

A tremor measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale struck near Ruili, a town on the China-Burma border late on Friday.

The quake reportedly destroyed the city government's office building and prompted the evacuation of about 30,000 people.

Another 4.3-strong tremor shook Yiliang county, damaging more than 100 houses in eight villages.

The third smaller earthquake hit Guizhou province.
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