5.5-magnitude quake hits China’s Xinjiang

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Beijing, Sep 4 :A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Kashgar, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at a depth of eight kilometers on Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The quake hit Kashgar Prefecture in the Xinjiang at 5:52 a.m. Tuesday (local time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage. The epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 8 km, the centre said in a statement.

The epicentre, 22 km from the county seat of Jiashi, is sparsely populated. The local government has sent personnel to the affected areas to check the situation, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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