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5.3-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang

(Xinhua)

09:03, February 10, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted Kazak Autonomous County of Barkol, Hami Prefecture, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 2:57 a.m. Friday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 7 km, was monitored at 44.9 degrees north latitude and 93.1 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.


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