China quake flattens hundreds of homes—state media

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, firefighters work on a damaged building after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Sunday, March 3, 2013. The moderate earthquake caused hundreds of homes to collapse and injured at least 30 people. AP PHOTO/XINHUA, GE SHANGNENG

BEIJING—A shallow 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China on Sunday, causing 700 homes to collapse and leaving 30 people injured, state media said.

The quake struck a rural area in the province of Yunnan on Sunday afternoon, damaging a further 2,500 houses, but there were no reported fatalities, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

The quake’s epicenter was nine kilometers (5.6 miles) beneath the surface, Xinhua said, adding that thousands of people were affected by the tremor which prompted authorities to dispatch tents, cotton quilts and coats to the area.

Southwest China is prone to earthquakes, with twin quakes in Yunnan last September triggering landslides that killed at least 80 people.

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  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    Yehey! More more more. Fúck China!

  • dodong1

    paano lahat ng bahay kasi made in china…Low quality..Lol

  • juno93

    Karma….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YISKR3NYDDEGILBKONLOLFFIR4 Jhonil

    expect more earthquake in china..uncivilized country!!

  • NoWorryBHappy

    We don’t like China’s aggression in the West Philippine Sea.
    But we don’t revel in other people’s miseries, either.
    Our thoughts and sympathies go to the victims of this tragedy, and all other tragedies.
    We all belong to one human race anyways.

    • tarikan

      Yes, we belong to one human race but these slit eyes officials of the People’s Democratic Republic of China are bullies and they think their race is superior to ours. See how condescending they are? Bastos ang mga ugali. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R7U3M7MSRMV7ZUV7V7YBSNR5VQ Jon Paul

    We pray for the people who lost their lives in southwest China. We also pray that China’s leaders’ will stop intrusion on Scarborough shoal so BAD KARMA will cease to happen in your country.

  • http://noypistuff.blogspot.com/ Noypistuff

    My thoughts and prayers to the victims of the quake.

  • argz

    More earthquakes please.

  • JOSE RIZAL

     i could only see their government as villains. i hope the next quake struck their headquarters, all of them and kill all their leaders. china will have a new dawn.

  • axe musk

    God is testing who’s the REAL powerful in the Universe….  God is NOT sleeping and knows who to punish for their evil desires to other nations…..This is KARMA for an ISLAND GRABBER….. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    Bloody hell, people.  Leave politics aside for a second, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of people now left homeless because of a natural disaster.  Don’t bloody celebrate this, or ask for ‘more earthquakes’.  Have some decency.

    • tarikan

      Do you think this Chinese bully has some decency? These bloody h.e.l.l. of a gov’t. doesn’t know how other people feel. See how their ambassadors speak to the host countries? Uncultured, man. As if they live sa kangkungan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        Do you think normal Chinese aren’t also human beings?

        Even assuming that they DON’T (which is stupid), do you not think that we should be better people than them?

        It’s basic human decency.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Our condolences to the Chinese people. May your government tend to the right priorities which are your lives, first.

  • Palparan

    made in china kasi!

  • riza888

    With all China’s vast wealth, they really need to upgrade their abysmal infrastructure… 
    Few building regulations and no government enforcement…
    A 5.5 in the US equals a few cans of beans knocked off a stores shelves.

    • tarikan

      Tapos gagawa pa raw ang China ng passenger jet, nakuuuu sino ang bibili nun? At pagnalaman ng pasahero na ang jet na ginagamit ng airline ay Yukingkong jets eh di walang sasakay. 

  • adriel0104

    if china said a hundred that means a thousand fold.If it’s china it’s all FAKE!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMILZVJMPLRYOGFXL6PPNEVS24 Mike Arroyo

    Shallow 5.5 magnitude earthquake lang ay tumba na ang mga bahay!?

  • DatuPaiburong

    walang kwenta, 5.5 lang flattened na agad? 

  • tarikan

    With only 5.5 magnitude quake 700 homes collapsed and 2,500 more houses damaged? Made in China talaga. Lutong makaw ang gawa. 

  • WeAry_Bat

    This is why smuggled cement and ‘steel’ beams from China should be thoroughly checked.  Cheaper, but killer.

  • $5699914

    This is sad news.
    Hope the good people of China would be okay despite the tragedy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Very frugal o matipid ang mga Chinese kaya pag naggawa sila ng bahay walang bakal. Yang malalayong probinsya di gumagamit ng bakal . Kailan lang nauso dyan ang bakal doon sa mga city pa. Pag may kalamidad sa Pilipinas nagpapadala sila ng tulong yang China.

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