5.7-magnitude earthquake hits northwest China’s Xinjiang

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Beijing | Published: September 16, 2017 6:44:58 PM

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang region today, officials said.

china earthquake, china quake, china news, northwest china earthquake, Xinjiang china, Xinjiang earthquake, world newsThe earthquake hit Kuqa County in Aksu Prefecture at 6:11 pm Beijing time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre. (Twitter/RT)

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China’s Xinjiang region today, officials said. The earthquake hit Kuqa County in Aksu Prefecture at 6:11 pm Beijing time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre. The epicentre was monitored at 42.11 degrees north latitude and 83.43 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 6 kilometres, the centre said in a statement. There were no reports of damage to life or property yet.

(Further details awaited)

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