M6.5 Earthquake in China left one fatality

Another tremor rocked as a powerful 6.5 magnitude Earthquake in China jolted the mountainous area of far western China Friday night, with one person killed when a house collapsed in a region often plagued with seismic activity.

According to reports, the earthquake in China struck southern Xinjiang, a vast region bordering central Asia, at a relatively shallow depth of 12 kilometres (seven miles), the US Geological Survey said.

Allegedly, the tremor hit near the Tajik border and some 170 kilometres west of the Chinese city of Kashgar.

Unfortunately, the Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake in China resulted to a death of one villager due to a house collapse.

It was also reported that six buildings suffered damage in the sparsely-populated area, the state news agency Xinhua said, citing local authorities.

Reported further, Pakistani authorities said that the powerful magnitude 6.5 Earthquake in China has been felt in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the National Disaster Management Authority said. It was just fortunate that there were no reports of damage there.

The US Geological Survey also said that a relatively small area would have perceived the shaking to be strong.

Previously, there were several quakes that jolted several countries and some even triggered tsunami. ( Read: 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake rattles Japan).

 

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