No casualties after 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Xinjiang

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Qiemo County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

So far, no casualties have been reported.

The epicenter, with a depth of 9 km, was monitored at 37.25 degrees north latitude and 84.81 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

The epicenter was 120 km from the county seat of Qiemo. A waiter at Yudu Hotel in the county said the ceiling lamp shook noticeably during the earthquake.

The local government has sent personnel to the affected areas to verify the situation.

Source: Philippines News Agency