Monday 02 October 2023 - 1:03:08 pm

6.1-magnitude earthquake hits China's Xinjiang, no casualties reported

URUMQI, 30th January, 2023 (WAM) -- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Shaya County of Aksu Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 7:49 am Monday Beijing Time, according to the state news agency (Xinhua).

The epicentre was monitored at 40.01 degrees north latitude and 82.29 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 50 km, the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) said.

Local power grid operation, oil and gas production, and key petrochemical enterprises were not affected by the earthquake.

Rola AlGhoul/ Esraa Esmail