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5.0-magnitude quake hits China's Xinjiang

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has jolted Huocheng County of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 44.42 degrees north latitude and 80.82 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 15 km, the CENC said.

Monday's tremors were felt in Huocheng, Yining, Bole and Horgos.

A section of the Ili-Huocheng Railway was blocked. A train was halted to avoid danger.

There have been no reports of casualties or damage.

(Source: Reuters) 

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