5.5-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang: CENC

Xinhua Published: 2018-09-04 10:46:54
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A magnitude-5.5 earthquake hit northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Tuesday morning, and no immediate casualties or damage to property have been reported, according to local government. 

[Photo: CENC]

[Photo: CENC]

The quake jolted Jiashi County in Kashgar Prefecture in Xinjiang at 5:52 a.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 39.51 degrees north latitude and 76.98 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 8 km, the center said in a statement.

The epicenter, 22 km from the county seat of Jiashi, is sparsely populated.

The local government has sent personnel to the affected areas to check the situation. 

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