At 11:19 a.m.
September 7th 2012, an earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.7, struck on the
border between Yiliang County, Shaotong City, Yunnan Province and Weining Autonomous
County of Yi, Hui and Miao nationalities, Bijie District, Guizhou
Province. At 12:16 a.m., another earthquake,
in magnitude 5.6, occurred in Yiliang County. By 2:00 p.m. Sep. 8th, 2012,
about 744,000 people, 183,000 families were affected and the direct economic
losses are estimated at 3.704 billion yuan.