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No casualties in 5.8 magnitude quake in China’s Xinjiang

No casualties have been reported after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Qiemo County in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday, authorities said.

world Updated: Dec 20, 2016 19:13 IST
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No casualties have been reported after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Qiemo County in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday, authorities said.

The epicentre was located at a depth of 9 km, the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) said.

The epicentre was 120 km from the county seat of Qiemo.

A waiter at Yudu Hotel in the county said the ceiling lamp shook noticeably during the earthquake.

The local government has sent personnel to the affected areas to verify the situation, the state-run Xinhua report said.