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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

No casualties or damage reported so far

Emre Aytekin   | 03.07.2022
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

BEIJING

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region early Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter with a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) was recorded at 6.02 a.m. local time (2202GMT) in the county of Akqi on the border of the Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture, the center said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

On Saturday, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the same region's southwestern Pishan county of the Hotan Prefecture.


* Writing and contributions by Jeyhun Aliyev in Ankara.

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