At least 4 dead after strong earthquake shakes China's Xinjiang region

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Baku, July 3, AZERTAC

At least four people have been killed by a strong earthquake that shook the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, local state media reported.

The magnitude-6.4 quake was centered in Pishan, a county in a remote area of southern Xinjiang.

It damaged homes and disrupted communications, China's official news agency Xinhua reported, citing local authorities.

The earthquake, which struck at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles), was followed by a series of aftershocks, the USGS said.

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