Xinhua News AgencyDecember 1, 2013 09:32
URUMQI, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- No casualties have been reported so far after a 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday afternoon, local authorities said.
The quake jolted Keping County in southern Xinjiang's Aksu prefecture at 4:34 p.m., according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
The epicenter, with a depth of 9 km, was at 40.3 degrees north latitude and 79.0 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.
The quake was felt by some local residents.