No casualties reported from Xinjiang's 5.1-magnitude quake

(Xinhua) 11:07, June 24, 2022

URUMQI, June 24 (Xinhua) -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Shanshan County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 2:27 a.m. Friday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 41.73 degrees north latitude and 90.67 degrees east longitude with a depth of 25 km, the CENC said.

The epicenter, 132 km away from the county seat, was in a sparsely-populated area, according to the Xinjiang earthquake networks center.

There were no reports of deaths and injuries as well as building collapses, according to the local emergency management department. 

(Web editor: Peng Yukai, Liang Jun)


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