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Earthquake Rattles Southwest China

March 04, 2013; 4:06 AM

The United States Geological Survey says that a magnitude 5.5 earthquake on the Richter Scale struck 32 miles from Dali City in the Yunnan province of southwest China at a depth of 20 miles.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, approximately 700 homes collapsed while over 2,500 sustained damage.

More than 20 people were injured, including 3 seriously.

The earthquake occurred at 1:41 p.m. Sunday afternoon, local time.

As more information becomes available, AccuWeather.com Meteorologists will update this story.

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