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22 hurt in China quake

BEIJING (AFP) – Twenty-two people were injured when a shallow earthquake hit southwestern China yesterday afternoon and shook the popular tourist city of Lijiang, local authorities said.

The quake struck near the border between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), which put the magnitude at 5.4 and depth at 38 kilometres.

The Yunnan Seismological Bureau said 22 people had been injured in the quake, two severely, in Ninglang county.