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4.5-magnitude quake hits China

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Gansu province in northwest China today, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Nov 03, 2011 13:21 IST

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Gansu province in northwest China on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the temblor which occurred at a depth of eight kilometres, struck at 1.18am.

Its epicentre was at about 34.5 degrees north latitude and 104.2 degrees east longitude.

The US Geological Survey, however, measured the quake at 5.1 on the Richter scale.