Hundreds Of Thousands Left Homeless By Yunnan Quake

Another big quake, this one in Yunnan on Thursday, though word of its extent is only now getting out. Latest estimates are that 250,000 have been left homeless by what Xinhua reports was a 6.0 quake on the Richter Scale with its epicenter in Yaoan county, a remote and mountainous region 200 kilometers west of the provincial capital Kunming. One person is reported dead and more than 325 injured (via Reuters). A large scale relief operation is underway (via Xinhua).

This snapshot of a locator map is via ReliefWeb‘s page on the natural disaster.

Yunnan quake

Update: Below is a snapshot of a later more detailed Red Cross map of the struck area:

Yunnan Quake  IFRC Map

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