Earthquake in China has destroyed more than 300 houses

The earthquake, which occurred on Thursday night in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in northwest China, destroyed 290 residential buildings, authorities evacuated 1.45 thousand people, said Friday the agency Xinhua.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred in the county Shache County in Xinjiang Kashi 20.48 local time (16.48 MSK) on Thursday. Tremors were felt in an area with a population of over 11,000 people, but the data on deaths and injuries on this point are not available.

According to Xinhua, destroyed more than 290 residential buildings, 1000 966 damaged, the authorities had to evacuate the destroyed structures 1.45 thousand. Sent to affected areas food and essential items.

A month ago, as a result of what happened in Xinjiang magnitude 6.0 earthquake destroyed 800 residential buildings, 3.8 thousand people were evacuated.

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