Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits China’s western Xinjiang – USGS

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit China’s western province of Xinjiang on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The shallow quake struck 160 km (100 miles) northwest of the city of Hotan at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), the USGS said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.It was initially reported as measuring 6.3.

(Reporting by Stephen Coates; Editing by Paul Tait)

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