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5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Xinjiang

Baku, January 18, AZERTAC

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Payzawat County of Kashgar Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 00:05 a.m. Saturday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), Xinhua reports.

The epicenter, with a depth of 20 km, was monitored at 39.83 degrees north latitude and 77.18 degrees east longitude, the CENC said in an initial report.

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