Eight injured as twin quakes jolts two Chinese provinces

 Eight people were injured and nearly 1,000 houses damaged in two separate earthquakes today in different provinces of China.

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar today afternoon, damaging nearly 1,000 houses and affecting the lives of more than 5,000 people.

According to China Earthquake Networks Center, the earthquake hit Mojiang Hani Autonomous County at 1:01 pm (local time) with its epicenter 5 km deep.

"The quake toppled 10 houses and damaged 880 others, affecting 5,016 people," said a county official.

A 4.1-magnitude quake also hit south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region today, but no casualties were reported.

String of tremors have strike south and southwest China over the past two days.

Eight people were injured in a 4.9-magnitude quake, which occurred yesterday with an epicenter 6 km deep, toppled 72 houses and damaged 949 others in Yunnan's Qiaojia County.

Neighbouring Sichuan Province was also hit by two quakes yesterday with magnitudes of 4.5 and 4.7.

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