Sat, May 12, 2012
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4.9-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang: CENC

2012-05-12 02:42:31 GMT2012-05-12 10:42:31(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale jolted Ruoqiang County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 9:34 a.m. Saturday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 6 km, was monitored at about 38.3 degrees north latitude and 89.5 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

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