South Asia

6.5 earthquake rocks China-Kyrgyzstan border region

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken an area near the China-Kyrgyzstan border, in the vicinity of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. The mountainous area is largely uninhabited, with the closest settlement being the Kyrgyz town of Sary-Tash some 30 kilometers away. The epicenter of the quake lay about nine kilometers deep, according to the US Geological Survey.

СCTV reports tremors were felt in the Chinese cities of Kashgar and Artux. Earthquakes happen in the region quite often due to the seismic activity of the India and Eurasia continental plates. Another minor, 3.8-magnitude quake shook the region just a few days ago on June 24.

 

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