5.0-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang

Updated: 2012-03-02 22:41


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BEIJING - An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted the Kirgiz autonomous prefecture of Kizilsu in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region at 9:40 pm Friday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at about 39.7 degrees north latitude and 74.3 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.