A moderate 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted China’s northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region today, seismologists said.

The quake hit the Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bayingolin at 10:08 pm (local time), the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) reported.

The US Geological Survey put the earthquake at 5.3-magnitude, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

There were no reports of casualties and damage.

(This article was published on December 7, 2012)
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