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Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang region

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang region

Sunday, February 25, 2024, 17:14 GMT+7
Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang region
A view of rubble and damaged buildings at Dahejia town following the earthquake in Jishishan county, Gansu province, China December 19, 2023. Photo: Reuters

A 5.8-magnitude struck Akqi County in China's northwestern Xinjiang region at 12:14 pm on Sunday, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 11 km (6.84 miles), CENC said.

No casualties or collapsed houses had been reported as of 1:00 pm, Xinhua reported citing local authorities, adding the areas around the epicentre are sparsely populated.

The local main grid and power distribution networks are operating as normal, and local train operations have not been affected, Xinhua added.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the Kyrgyzstan-Xinjiang border region on Jan. 23, killing at least three people.



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