In the southwestern part of China was a double earthquake that killed at least 20 people. According to preliminary data, the injured were also about 20 Chinese. The main force of an earthquake of 5.7 points, followed by exactly one hour followed by a second episode in a strong 5.6 points, and a series of additional waves flattened or damage to load-bearing structures of about 20 million homes.
The first and more powerful impetus was recorded in the morning on the border of Yunnan and Guchzhou, vibrations felt even residents of Leshan in Sichuan. People are in a panic began to run out of their homes, waiting for the big damage. Especially notable was the panic in the capital of Yunnan, the Ilyang, which is only 15 km from the epicenter of the earthquake, the depth of which was only 14 km, and the geographic coordinates of 27,5 ° N; 104,0 ° E.
All the victims were residents of the province of Yunnan. Basic destruction and loss also apply to the province. While definitive data about what happened there. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated this earthquake of 5.6 points and a depth of 10 km.
In southwest China earthquake occur frequently. Thus, in May 2008 in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu, an earthquake of 8.0 points. Then, several thousand people died.