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BREAKING: Deadly Earthquake Strikes Southwestern China

At least 150 are dead after a strong earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday. The weather threatens to interfere with rescue and recovery efforts.

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in China's Yunnan Province at 4:30 p.m. local time Sunday (4:30 a.m. EDT), according to the United States Geological Survey.

More precisely, the epicenter was registered seven miles west-northwest of Wenping, China, or 454 miles north-northwest of Ha Noi, Vietnam.

The China Earthquake Networks Center lists the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.5.

China's official Xinhua News Agency reports that at least 150 people have been killed. The earthquake reportedly toppled and cracked many buildings near the epicenter, especially old ones and residential homes.

An aftershock with a magnitude of 4.5 has since followed.

Daily showers and thunderstorms with localized downpours will continue to hamper rescue and recovery efforts through the new week.