China: a magnitude 5.7 earthquake kills five people

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook part of central China on Saturday, killing at least five people, state media said.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the quake happened at 8:49 a.m. (2449 GMT), with the epicenter in central Jiangxi province's Ruichang city near the border of Hubei province.

Chinese Central Television news at midday said that five people had been killed, but gave no details.

The United States National Earthquake Information Center reported the quake was magnitude 5.5, reported AP. P.T.

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