Moderate quake hits northwest China region

An earthquake measuring 5.3 degrees on the Richter Scale hit a northwestern region of China on Wednesday followed by two moderate aftershocks.

Updated: Jun 08, 2011, 14:12 PM IST

Beijing: An earthquake measuring 5.3
degrees on the Richter Scale hit a northwestern region of
China on Wednesday followed by two moderate aftershocks.

The Toksun County, Turpan Prefecture in northwest
China`s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was shaken by the
earthquake this morning, according to the China Earthquake
Networks Centre.

The epicentre was monitored at 43.0 degrees north
latitude and 88.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of about
five kilometres, the centre said.
Two major aftershocks measuring 4.2 and 4.1 degrees
respectively on the Richter Scale struck the same site at 9:54
and 10:00 am (local time), a Xinhua reported quoted the the
centre as saying.

No casualties or damages were reported.

PTI