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No casualty reported after Xinjiang quake

02-10-2012 11:09 BJT

URUMQI, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- No fatalities or injuries have been reported after a 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Friday, local authorities said.

The quake jolted Kazak autonomous county of Barkol, Hami prefecture, at 2:57 a.m. The epicenter, with a depth of seven km, was 44.9 degrees north latitude and 93.1 degrees east longitude, according to the Xinjiang earthquake networks center.

The county government said the epicenter was about 160 kilometers away from the town seat, and there was no report of casualties or damage.

Located in the east of Xinjiang, Kazak autonomous county of Barkol borders Mongolia to its north. The county is about 530 kilometers away from the region's capital Urumqi.

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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