SW China earthquakes claim 81 lives

Eighty-one people have been confirmed dead as of Saturday evening following multiple earthquakes that struck southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday. More>>

Fact

When:11:19, September 7, 2012

Epicenter:14 km at 27.5 degrees north latitude and 104.0 degrees east longitude.

Degree:5.7-magnitude

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