Earthquake in Xinjiang, China

Earthquake in Xinjiang, China

In the night from Thursday to Friday in Yutian County District Hetyan Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region / North-West China / earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale. To date, data on injuries were reported, we are actively working to eliminate the consequences of the disaster.

As reported Seismological Service, the earthquake occurred on September 15 at 23:27 Beijing time. The epicenter of earthquake was located at coordinates: 36.4 degrees north latitude and 82.4 degrees east longitude. Hypocenter lies at a depth of 6 km.

After the earthquake, were immediately convened a meeting for the organization of work in the aftermath of the earthquake, urgently mobilized rescue workers and firefighters.

It is learned that the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at about 75 km from the administrative center of the county Yutian and 70 km from the administrative center of the county Minfen. Under the impact of the earthquake mainly hit areas at an altitude of 4000 m above sea level. The population in areas within 50 km of the epicenter of the earthquake — three people per 1 sq. km. km.

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