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.