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5.3-Magnitude quake jolts Xinjiang
Updated: 2008-08-30 22:24

BEIJING - An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Hejing county, Bayingolin Autonomous Prefecture of Mongolian Nationality in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Saturday evening.

The quake struck a place at 42.7 degrees north latitude and 83.9 degrees east longitude at 8:46 p.m. (Beijing time). The depth of the epicenter is about 10 km, the National Seismograph Network Center said.

No casualties have been reported so far.