4.0-magnitude earthquake hits Qinghai

14:13, July 27, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale jolted the juncture of Yushu prefecture and Haixi prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province at 7:42 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 6 km, was initially determined to be at 35.8 degrees north latitude and 92.7 degrees east longitude.

Source: Xinhua
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