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M4.7 quake jolts central China

2010-10-24 10:47:49 GMT2010-10-24 18:47:49 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ZHENGZHOU, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- A magnitude-4.7 quake hit central China's Henan Province Sunday afternoon, seismological authorities said.

The quake struck Henan's Zhoukou City at 4:58 p.m. with a depth of 8 kilometers. It was detected at 34 degrees north latitude, 114.6 degrees east longitude, according to a statement from China National Seismic Network.

Tremor can be felt across eastern Henan, including provincial capital Zhengzhou City. Casualties were not immediately known.

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