6.5 magnitude quake hits China’s Xinjiang region

Beijing: A powerful 6.5 magnitude quake rocked far western China Friday night, USGS reported.

It struck southern Xinjiang, a vast region bordering central Asia, at a relatively shallow depth of 12 kilometres (seven miles), USGS added.

The quake hit near the Tajik border and approximately 172 kilometres west of the Chinese city of Kashgar.

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