5.7 magnitude quake hits China

No casualties or damage to property has been reported.

Beijing: A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck China’s Xinjiang on Tuesday, local authorities said.

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The temblor that struck Akqi County in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 6:27 a.m was epicentred at 41.15 degrees north latitude and 78.67 degrees east longitude, China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said.

Its depth was 10 km.

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No casualties or damage to property has been reported, Xinhua news agency reported quoting police.

Two vehicles and 10 personnel have been pressed into service for rescue operations.

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