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Monday, 6 October 2008

5.7 quake rattles northwestern China: Report

BEIJING: A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck a remote northwestern Chinese region early Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck just after midnight in the Xinjiang region near China's border with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The center said the quake was at a depth of 21 miles (35 kilometers).

China's official Xinhua News Agency said the epicenter was located in Wuqia, southwestern Xinjiang, and there were no reports of casualties or damage.

The report said the quake was also felt by residents in the city of Kashgar, about 112 miles (180 kilometers) from Wuqia.

Source : TOI

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