Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes Kyrgyzstan-China border region

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck Kyrgyzstan and China’s Xinjiang border region on Sunday, Reuters reported citing the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ).

The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), GFZ said.

No casualties or collapsed houses had been reported as of 1:00 p.m., Xinhua news agency reported citing local authorities, adding the areas around the epicenter are sparsely populated.

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The local main grid and power distribution networks are operating as normal, and local train operations have not been affected, Xinhua added.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the Kyrgyzstan-Xinjiang border region on January 23, killing at least three people.

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