Powerful Quake Hits China’s Xinjiang Region


Beijing: A powerful 6.5 magnitude quake rocked far western China on Friday night, November 25, USGS reported.

It struck southern Xinjiang, a vast region bordering central Asia, at a relatively shallow depth of 12 kilometers (seven miles), USGS added. The quake hit near the Tajik border and approximately 172 kilometers west of the Chinese city of Kashgar.