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    Second Earthquake Strikes China Border With Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan

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    A new earthquake has hit northwestern China near the border with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has occurred in northwestern China, near the border with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, where the day before a 6.7 magnitude earthquake was registered, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said on Saturday.

    According to Chinese seismologists, the earthquake center was at a depth of 6 kilometers and was located in Akto county of the Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang. Tremors were recorded at 17:23 (09:23 GMT).

    There are currently no reported casualties.

    On Friday night, the area was hit by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. According to reports, the earthquake killed an Akto County resident. A total of six homes were affected by the earthquake.


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