Moderate quake jolts China's Xinjiang

Beijing: A moderate 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region today, seismologists said.

The quake struck Ruoqiang County in the Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bayingolin at 1:33 pm (local time), the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.

The epicentre, with a depth of 8 km, was at 40.4 degrees north latitude and 90.5 degrees east longitude, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted CENC as saying.

Any casualties and damage, if any, have not been reported.