DHAKA: A magnitude 6.3 quake struck a remote region of western China, close to the Kazakhstan border early on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, injuring around 10 people.
The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, struck at 5:07 a.m. local time on Saturday, and was centered 87 miles southwest of the town of Shihezi in Xinjiang, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur people.
The official Xinhua news agency said there was strong shaking felt in the regional capital Urumqi which lasted for about 10 seconds, causing some people to rush out of their houses and into the street, reports The Jerusalem Post.
BDST: 1753 HRS, JUN 30, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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