TIME China

Earthquake Kills at Least 150 in China, State Media Says

Paramilitary policemen carry an injured child on a stretcher after an earthquake hit Longtoushan township of Ludian county
Reuters Paramilitary policemen carry an injured child on a stretcher as they carry out rescue operations after an earthquake hit Longtoushan township of Ludian county, Yunnan province Aug. 3, 2014.

The magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck in Yunnan province

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 150 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, according to officials and state media.

The temblor caused buildings, including a school, to collapse. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake registered at a shallow depth of less than 1 mile (1.6 km). Chinese state media said was felt most strongly in Yunnan, as well as in the neighboring provinces of Guizhou and Sichuan.

The official Xinhua news agency reported the death toll and said that the epicenter was in Longtoushan town in Yunnan’s Ludian county.

Read more from our partners at NBC News

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM! Dear TIME Readers,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team