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5.0-magnitude quake jolts China's Xinjiang

(Xinhua)

10:24, October 17, 2011

A Mongolian tent is seen at the Jinghe County in the Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 16, 2011. An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted a northern part of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 9:44 p.m. (13:44 GMT) Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). No casualties have been reported. (Xinhua/Liu Yun)

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted a northern part of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 9:44 p.m. Beijing Time (13:44 GMT) Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

No casualties have been reported in the sparsely-populated region.

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