Earthquake in China: 5.4-magnitude quake hits Jinghe County; no casualties reported

By: | Published: October 16, 2018 5:11 PM

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Jinghe County in Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tuesday morning.

Earthquake in China, earthquake china magnitude, xinjiang, Jinghe County, latest news on earthquake in chinaThe epicentre, with a depth of 10-km, was monitored at 44.19 degrees north latitude and 82.53 degrees east longitude, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said in a statement. (Reuters)

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Jinghe County in Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tuesday morning. The epicentre, with a depth of 10-km, was monitored at 44.19 degrees north latitude and 82.53 degrees east longitude, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said in a statement. The quake shook several townships within 50-km of the epicentre, although no casualties have been reported, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The pendant lamps started to shake very strongly, and there were cracks in the walls, said a local resident. The quake also halted three trains in Xinjiang, according to the region’s railway authorities. Hundreds of firefighters are heading toward the quake-hit area as part of the region’s rescue efforts.

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