Second quake rocks Xinjiang in China

August 9, 2017 10:07

A second earthquake rocked western China on Wednesday, this time registering a magnitude 6.6. in a remote area of Xinjiang.

The People's Daily
said 32 people had been injured in the mostly rural area.

The quake's epicenter was in Jinghe county, about 100 km (60 miles) from the border with Kazakhstan, where about 140,000 people live, according to Xinhua.

Residents several hundred kilometers away in Urumqi, and the cities of Karamay and Yining, felt strong tremors, Xinhua said. The jolt lasted about 20 seconds, it said.

The earthquake was more than 2,000 km (1,240 miles) away from another earthquake that hit Sichuan province on Tuesday night the Chinese earthquake administration said.

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