Quakes hit China, 3 killed in Yunnan

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on Friday night. The state-run Xinhua News Agency says at least three people have been killed and 27 others injured.

The China Earthquake Administration said the quake occurred in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture at about 10 p.m, Beijing time. The focus was 8 kilometers deep. Aftershocks followed.

Some buildings are reported to have collapsed.

A 7.4-magnitude quake also hit the inland province of Qinghai at about 2 a.m. on Saturday.

The tremor shook part of Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture at more than 4,000 meters above sea level. The focus was 17 kilometers deep.

Reports says there have been no casualties but that roads and bridges have suffered damage.