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China - Earthquake Information Report No.1

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DHAGVA - 95/0496
1. A STRONG EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.4 ON THE RICHTER SCALE (ACCORDING TO US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY) HIT YUNNAN PROVINCE, CHINA ON 24 OCTOBER 1995 AT 6:47 HRS LOCAL TIME, (GMT: 23 OCTOBER 1995 AT 22.47 HRS). PRELIMINARY EPICENTRE: 60 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF KUNMING, CAPITAL OF YUNNAN PROVINCE, AT LATITUDE 25.9 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 102.2 DEGREES EAST. DEPTH NORMAL.

2. AT THIS STAGE THERE IS NO OFFICIAL INFORMATION ON CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE. UNCONFIRMED MEDIA REPORTS INDICATE A DEATH TOLL OF OVER TWENTY AND COLLAPSE OF MORE THAN SEVENTY, MOSTLY SINGLE-STOREY BUILDINGS.

3. UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN BEIJING IS IN CONTACT WITH GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES AND WILL PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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