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7.3-magnitude quake hits China's Xinjiang region

February 12, 2014 15:38 IST

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang region on Wednesday, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.

The epicentre of the quake that struck at 5:19 pm (local time), with a depth of 12 km, was monitored at about 36.1degrees north latitude and 82.5 degrees east longitude, the centre said in a statement, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

No casualties have been reported so far.

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