BEIJING, Jul 4 – The US Geological Survey said an earthquake has struck China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Friday 9:07am with a magnitude of 6.4 and depth of 10 kilometres. The epicentre of the quake was in Pishan County in southern Xinjiang, about 1800 kilometres from capital Urumqi.
According to the government data, the town has a population of 258,000 people. Meanwhile, in the report said that there were 3,000 houses were damaged and the soldiers have pulled over 20 injured out of the rubble as of 1:00pm. The China Earthquake Network Centre gave that the magnitude as 6.5.