5.7-magnitude earthquake hits northwest China’s Xinjiang

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The earthquake hit Kuqa County in Aksu Prefecture at 6:11 pm Beijing time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre. (Twitter/RT)

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China’s Xinjiang region today, officials said. The earthquake hit Kuqa County in Aksu Prefecture at 6:11 pm Beijing time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre. The epicentre was monitored at 42.11 degrees north latitude and 83.43 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 6 kilometres, the centre said in a statement. There were no reports of damage to life or property yet.

(Further details awaited)

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