Fri, March 20, 2009
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4.3-magnitude quake rattles NE China

2009-03-20 07:35:02 GMT2009-03-20 15:35:02 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Middle school students are evacuated to the playground after an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Siping City of northeast China's Jilin Province, March 20, 2009. An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Siping City at 2:48 p.m. Friday, according to China's seismological network. The quake was at detected at 43.4 degrees north latitude and 124.9 degrees east longitude, at the junction of the Yitong Manchu Autonomous County and the Gongzhuling City.(Xinhua/Shao Shouzhi)

Middle school students are evacuated to the playground after an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Siping City of northeast China's Jilin Province, March 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Shao Shouzhi)

BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Siping City of northeastern Jilin Province at 2:48 p.m. Friday, according to China's seismological network.

The quake was at detected at 43.4 degrees north latitude and 124.9 degrees east longitude, at the junction of the Yitong Manchu Autonomous County and the Gongzhuling City.

No information on casualties or damages was available at press time.

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