6.8 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES CHINA’S XINJIANG

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BEIJING: A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said. China’s Earthquake Networks Centre gave the magnitude of the afternoon quake as 7.3. State broadcaster CCTV reported that a journalist felt the shaking as far away as Hotan, but that the city was not seriously affected.

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