5.4-magnitude earthquake hit China, eight people killed

11 May 2017, 10:36 AM
Representational Image (Source: PTI)
Representational Image (Source: PTI)

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocked China's western Xinjiang region, killing eight people and injuring 11 others on Thursday.

The quake struck at 5:58 am (local time) at a depth of about 8 km, and its epicentre was in the southeastern part of the Pamir plateau, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The people who sustained injured have been sent to hospital for treatment.

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More tremors were felt after the quake, witnesses were quoted as saying by the report.

The search and rescue operations are underway, it said.

First Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:24 AM

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