5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Yunnan, Sichuan

The AP reports that a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit a mountainous area of Southwest China killing five people and destroying hundreds of homes last Saturday:

The official Xinhua News Agency, also citing Yunnan's civil affairs department, said the quake destroyed 600 residential units and damaged 55,500 others. More than 9,000 residents were forced to relocate.Xinhua said telecommunications and electricity supplies were affected in Deqen and Derong, hindering rescue efforts.China's mountainous areas in its southwest are prone to earthquakes. In May 2008, a powerful quake in Sichuan left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing. In April this year, another quake in Sichuan killed 193 people.[Source]