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5.0 magnitude quake hits north western China

Last Updated: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 00:31

Beijing: An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted northwestern China bordering Tajikistan and Kyrgyztan on Friday.

The earthquake struck Wuqia county in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China at 8:32 pm (local time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The epicentre, with a depth of 7 km, was at 39.9 degrees north latitude and 75.1 degrees east longitude.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casulty.


First Published: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 00:31
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