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2 quakes jolt China, no injuries reported

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit China's Xinjiang region about 60 miles from the city of Yining at 8:20 am on Tuesday, while the other quake struck the region bordering Sichuan and Gansu provinces at 6 am at a magnitude of 5.5.

world Updated: Nov 01, 2011 21:46 IST

Two moderate earthquakes have shaken China's northwest and southwest regions.

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit China's Xinjiang region about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the city of Yining at 8:20 am on Tuesday, while the other quake struck the region bordering Sichuan and Gansu provinces at 6 am at a magnitude of 5.5

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The earthquake in Xinjiang occurred at a depth of 17 miles (27 kilometers), while the other temblor was 10 miles (16 kilometers) deep.

China's worst quake in recent years was a 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan province in May 2008. It left nearly 90,000 people dead.

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