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Earthquake rattles northwest China

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 9:10 PM EDT, Mon October 31, 2011
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The quake was centered in far northwestern China
  • There was no immediate report of damage or injuries

(CNN) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled northwestern China on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake struck at 8:21 a.m. (8:21 p.m. Monday ET), according to the USGS. It was centered in northern Xinjiang province at a depth of nearly 28 km (17 miles) below the surface, the agency reported.

The epicenter was 96 km from the city of Yining and about 130 km from China's border with Kazakhstan, the USGS said. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries.

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