KUNMING, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people have been injured in a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the city of Lijiang in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 3:02 p.m. on Sunday, according to the provincial seismological administration.
The epicenter was about 60 km away from the county seat of Ninglang, and 3 km away from the nearest township of Yongning.
Sources with the Ninglang publicity department said that a number of fallen tiles from village dwellings could be spotted at the scene.
The affected area with a seismic intensity of over 6 degrees spans 1,389 square km, an area with 24,000 inhabitants.
The fire brigade in Ninglang has sent four vehicles and 15 people to the epicenter to investigate the disaster. A 60-member search-and-rescue team has also been assembled and dispatched. Enditem