An injured child walks past rescuers heading towards the epicenter of an earthquake that struck the town of Longtoushan in Ludian county in southwest China's Yunnan province, Aug. 4, 2014
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An injured child walks past rescuers heading towards the epicenter of an earthquake that struck the town of Longtoushan in Ludian county in southwest China's Yunnan province, Aug. 4, 2014AP
An injured child walks past rescuers heading towards the epicenter of an earthquake that struck the town of Longtoushan in Ludian county in southwest China's Yunnan province, Aug. 4, 2014
A helicopter flies above collapsed houses after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Zhaotong, Yunnan province on Aug. 4, 2014.
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Rescue workers are transported into an earthquake zone on a front loader in Ludian county, Zhaotong, Yunnan province
Liu cries as his daughter wipes his tear after an earthquake killed Liu's wife and two other children in Ludian county
A helicopter flies over rescue workers at the epicenter of Sunday's earthquake that struck the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 4, 2014.
Rescuers search for survivors as they walk among debris of collapsed buildings after an earthquake hit Longtoushan township of Ludian county
Rescuers carry an injured boy on a makeshift stretcher after an earthquake hit Longtoushan township of Ludian county, Yunnan province on Aug. 4, 2014.
Paramilitary policemen evacuate injured man after deadly earthquake hit Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Zhaotong, Yunnan province
Children are treated at a hospital in Ludian county, after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Zhaotong, Yunnan province on Aug. 3, 2014. The earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and leaving 1,881 injured in a remote area of Yunnan province, and causing thousands of buildings, including a school, to collapse.
Rescuers and a villager walk past rubbles from destroyed houses following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 5, 2014.
Rescuers search for buried people at the quake-hit area on Aug. 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people.
A man holds a picture as he stands among debris after an earthquake hit Longtoushan township of Ludian county
An injured child walks past rescuers heading towards the epicenter of an earthquake that struck the town of Longtoushan in Lu
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Earthquake in China Kills at Least 589

Aug 04, 2014

Update: Aug. 6, 10:05 a.m. ET

At least 589 people were killed after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit a rural area of Yunnan province on Aug. 3, causing several buildings to collapse. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was less than a mile below the ground.

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