6.5 magnitude quake hits China`s Xinjiang region: USGS

The quake hit near the Tajik border and approximately 172 kilometres west of the Chinese city of Kashgar.

AFP| Updated: Nov 25, 2016, 20:53 PM IST
6.5 magnitude quake hits China`s Xinjiang region: USGS

A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked far western China on  Friday night, USGS reported.

It struck southern Xinjiang, a vast region bordering central Asia, at a relatively shallow depth of 12 kilometres (seven miles), USGS added. The quake hit near the Tajik border and approximately 172 kilometres west of the Chinese city of Kashgar.