04:11 GMT19 April 2021
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    According to seismologists, the quake had a depth of 10 kilometres and occurred 279 kilometres southeast of Hotan, a major oasis town in southwestern Xinjiang.

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 has struck the Chinese border region of Xinjiang-Xizang, the US Geological Survey said on late Thursday.

    There is no further information so far concerning possible casualties or damage as a result of the quake.

    Earthquakes starting with a 6.0 magnitude are considered "strong", according to the Richter magnitude scale, and can cause moderate to strong damage to poor structures.

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