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Earthquakes in Xinjiang

(Global Times)

08:31, October 22, 2012

A string of weak earthquakes rocked Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Sunday. No casualty or damage reports have yet been issued.

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Turpan in eastern part of the region, at 12:09 pm Sunday, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said Sunday.

The epicenter was 5-kilometer-deep, the center said.

A 3-magnitude earthquake hit Urumqi, the regional capital, at 8:05 am Sunday and a 3.2-magnitude tremor jolted the city of Changji, near Urumqi, at 11:24 am.

The epicenters of the two quakes were 11-kilometer and 7-kilometer-deep respectively, said the CENC.

Global Times/ Xinhua
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