As many as 30 people were injured after a magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck on Friday near the China-Myanmar border.
The earthquake was reported around 9:20 a.m. Friday, local time, with the epicenter 27 km (17 miles) north of Pingyuan, China, the United States Geological Survey said.
The USGS recorded the temblor as a magnitude-5.9 earthquake while the Chinese earthquake agency listed it as a 6.1 magnitude.
Five of the injured were listed in serious condition, according to the Xinhua News Agency, China's official news agency.
Photo shows a collapsed house after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang County in SW China's Yunnan pic.twitter.com/nMOZurS8TP— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) May 30, 2014
More than 1,000 Chinese soldiers were sent into the Yunnan Province, located in southwest China, to aid in rescue and recovery efforts, The Associated Press reported.
A magnitude-5.6 earthquake occurred last week in the same region, damaging buildings and injuring 13 people.