SHANGHAI 8 folks had been killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck in China’s northwest Xinjiang area on Thursday, the formal Xinhua news company reported, with pictures on line also showing harmed properties.
The China Earthquake Administration (CEA) reported the quake transpired in the remote Taxkorgan County spot of Kashgar Prefecture at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Xinhua reported in a microblog write-up 11 folks had been also injured.
Xinjiang is usually jolted by earthquakes, most of which trigger tiny injury.
Xinhua also described that some setting up partitions had been cracked or had collapsed and that casualty figures had been nonetheless becoming compiled.
(Reporting by Adam Jourdan Modifying by Paul Tait)