Latest News:  

English>>China Society

5.2-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang


13:33, March 11, 2013

URUMQI, March 11 (Xinhua) -- A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Atux city in Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 11:01 a.m. Monday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter, with a depth of about 8 km, was monitored at 40.2 degrees north latitude and 77.5 degrees east longitude.

Wang Fei, vice mayor of Atux, said strong tremors were felt in the city, and that the authorities are rushing rescuers and officials to Karajol Township, which is the closest place to the epicenter.

There are no immediate reports of casualties from the township, Wang said.

Atux lies in the southwest of Xinjiang, about 1,500 kilometers from the regional capital Urumqi.

We Recommend:

Bikini-clad models sparked a debate on racism

Young candidates for Acting Department of BFA

BFA releases list of re-examination

Alarming water pollution in China

Chilly run gets blood pumping

Photo story:Arriving in Beijing

China's 'leftover women' arouses debate in West

Top 10 fascinating natural phenomena in the world

Street propaganda on environmental protection

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:ChenLidan、Wang Jinxue)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Surveillance ships, helicopter patroling

  2. South Sea Fleet conducts strict training on sea

  3. Marriage ceremony held in Pakistan

  4. Cities in N China suffer dusty weather

  5. Beautiful Chinese female captains

  6. Spring snow hits Urumqi

  7. Japanese brands search for rebound

  8. Natural gas sparks emission hopes

  9. Winning images of CHIPP showed in Wuxi

  10. Mayday holds concert in Hangzhou

Most Popular


  1. Peking Opera education should start early
  2. Fake 3D triggers resentment
  3. Technology transforms art sharing
  4. Books for youngsters' the fastest-growing genre
  5. Life of the never-touch-a-pan generation
  6. Chinese films ought to tell Chinese stories
  7. Lei Feng spirit never out of date

What’s happening in China

Combined age of city couple 209

  1. E China road smash kills 7
  2. Grain production climbing toward record
  3. High school students want class act overseas
  4. Chinese firms threatened by cyber attacks
  5. Coach hits truck in E China, casualties unknown