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BREAKING: Large Earthquake Rattles China, Myanmar

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.

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.