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7.3-magnitude earthquake jolts China

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 5:18pm IST | Place: Beijing | Agency: IANS

An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale jolted northwest China's Xinjiang region Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

The epicentre, with a depth of 12 km, was located at Yutian county.

No immediate casualties or damage have been reported. The area is sparsely populated, mostly by Uygurs.

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