At Least 175 Dead, 1400 Injured After Earthquake Hits Southern China

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Yunnan province of China Sunday, resulting in the deaths of over 175 (previously reported at 150) people and injuring at least 1400.

According to the China state broadcast, this was the strongest earthquake to hit the Yunnan province in 14 years. The AP reports that "at least 120 of the dead were in densely populated Ludian county, with another 180 missing and 1,300 people injured there."

The earthquake struck at around 4:30 p.m. at a depth of 6 miles.

[Image via Straits Times]