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Urgent: 5.8-magnitude quake hits southern Xinjiang, China -- USGS

(Xinhua)

08:36, March 09, 2012

HONG KONG, March.9 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted southern Xinjiang, China at 2012-03-8 22: 50:08 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 35.50 km, was initially determined to be at 39.37 degrees north latitude and 81.35 degrees east longitude.

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