5.1 magnitude quake hits northwest China's Xinjiang

13:59, January 01, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit Wuqia County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 9:56 a.m. Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 39.4 degrees north latitude and 75.2 degrees east longitude with a depth of about 10 kilometers, the center said.

No reports of casualties were available by press time.

Source: Xinhua
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