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Quake measuring 4.4 jolts China

An earthquake measuring 4.4 jolted Fujian province in China but no casualties or damage has been reported, seismological authorities said.

world Updated: Jul 05, 2008 18:11 IST

An earthquake measuring 4.4 jolted Fujian province in east China on Saturday but no casualties or damage has been reported, seismological authorities said.

The epicentre was located along the boundary of Xiamen and Longhai cities in Fujian province, the China National Seismological Network said. Earthquake survey centre in Xiamen and the provincial earthquake administration rushed teams to the epicentre and regions nearby.

In Xiamen, some residents fled their homes to open areas, official Xinhua news agency said quoting local authorities who said no casualties or damages to buildings were reported at the epicentre.

Aftershocks measuring about 4 on the Richter Scale has not been ruled out in the short term, experts said.

The death toll from the May 12 quake of magnitude 8 that struck Sichuan province in Southwest China was reported at 69,195 on Friday, with government saying it was likely to cross 80,000 with thousands more still missing.