Earthquake Of 7.2 Magnitude Hits China-Kyrgyzstan Border, Several Injured

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Published: January 23,2024 12:15 PM
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Several people have been injured and houses have been collapsed and damaged in the earthquake

January 23, 2024: An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude jolted the China-Kyrgyzstan border in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Several people have been injured and houses have been collapsed and damaged.



Taking to Twitter, the National Center for Seismology informed, “Earthquake of Magnitude: 7.2, Occurred on 22-01-2024, 23:39:11 IST, Lat: 40.96 & Long: 78.30, Depth: 80 Km ,Location: Southern Xinjiang, China”.



According to the China Earthquake Administration, the epicentre of the earthquake struck at 2:09 a.m. (1809 GMT) and at a depth of 22 km (13 miles) in the mountainous border area of Wushi County in northwest China's Xinjiang region.



The tremors of the earthquake felt strongly in Urumqi, Korla, Kashgar, Yining and surrounding areas. The Xinjiang railway department immediately stopped operations and around 27 trains were reportedly affected by the earthquake.



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