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Central China quake leaves 6 injured

Updated: 2013-12-18 15:59
( Xinhua)

WUHAN - The 5.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted a county in central China's Hubei Province Monday injured six people and forced more than 2,000 to be relocated, authorities said Wednesday.

The quake hit the mountainous Badong County in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture at 1:04 pm Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

It destroyed or damaged the homes of more than 5,000 households, disrupting 30,000 people in 12 townships in the counties of Badong, Zigui and Xingshan, according to a written statement issued by the provincial civil affairs department.

Direct economic losses reached 37.51 million yuan ($6.2 million), said the statement.