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Quake rattles northwest China - agency

Written by: Staff

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) A moderate earthquake jolted parts of northwestern China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region late today, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The magnitude 5.1 earthquake, which struck at 1634 IST today, was strongly felt in the cities of Usu, Kyutun and Yining, Xinhua cited the Xinjiang Autonomous Regional Seismological Bureau as saying.

No casualties had been reported and the quake's epicentre was located in a mountainous area, Xinhua added.

Reuters SP DB2129

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