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China quake measuring 5.8 leaves 26 injured

August 11, 2011

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Beijing: Twenty-six people were injured, three of them critically, and a number of houses damaged when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Thursday hit northwest China, the official media said.

The epicentre of the quake was at the border area between the region’s Atux City in the Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture and Jiashi County in Kashghar, state news agency Xinhua reported.

The quake that struck Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region occurred at 6:06 pm local time, the China Earthquake Networks Center said.

The quake that struck Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region occurred at 6:06 pm local time.

It has also toppled more than 30 units of housing, according to a spokesman with the Jiashi County Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Two days ago three persons were injured and more than 40,000 people affected when a 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Yunnan Province.

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