6.7 magnitude quake strikes China and Kyrgyzstan

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Los angeles : A series of earthquakes have hit some major regions of the world recently. On Thursday an earthquake measuring between 6.5 and 6.9 magnitudes on Richter scale hit Aketao County in the quake-prone Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region.

State media reported that the tremor struck north eastern Tajikistan, near the border with China and Kyrgyzstan.

It was also reported that the quake also rattled parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.   

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), “The epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of six miles and struck at around 10pm yesterday (local time), which was 2.24pm (GMT) today.”

However no immediate reports of casualties have been reported. The United States Geological Service (USGS) measured the quake at 6.5 magnitude.

On Wednesday, a quake struck Central America with a magnitude of 7.0 and was located 120 kilometres off El Salvador in the Pacific Ocean.

Published : Saturday, November 26, 2016 07:00 [IST]
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