KUNMING, Sept 7 (Bernama) -- Many people rushed out buildings in southwest China Friday as an earthquake measuring 5.7 jolted the border area of Yunnan Province and its neighbouring province of Guizhou, reports Xinhua news agency.
The earthquake hit the border area of Yiliang county of Yunnan and Weining county of Guizhou at 11:19 a.m. and the depth of its epicentre was about 14 km at 27.5 degrees north latitude and 104.0 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC).
Just an hour later, another quake measuring 5.6 hit Yiliang county again, said a CENC statement.
Many people rushed out of buildings in Shaotong city, which administers Yiliang, as the buildings were shaken when the quake struck the area, bloggers said on the popular microblogging website weibo.com.
Luo Shaojiang, a resident of Shaotong, said that she felt dizzy in the quake. The water bucket and desks were shaking in her third-floor office.
Tremor was also felt in the neighbouring province of Sichuan.
Yunnan's provincial seismological bureau has sent a work team to the quake-stricken area, said an official with the bureau.