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6.4 magnitude earthquake hits northwest China

Earthquake hits China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, says China Earthquake Networks Center on Sunday

Fuat Kabakci   | 19.01.2020
6.4 magnitude earthquake hits northwest China

BEIJING 

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in northwestern China on Sunday, according to China's Earthquake Networks Center.

The quake was reported in the region's city of Kashgar, and was followed by aftershocks.

No casualties have been reported.

China’s western Xinjiang region is home to 10 million Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim group who make up nearly half of Xinjiang’s population.

* Writing by Fahri Aksut

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