6.1-magnitude quake hits China-Russia border

PTI Beijing | Updated on May 11, 2011 Published on May 11, 2011

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted a border area between China and Russia, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The last night’s quake epicentre, with a depth of 560 km, was monitored at 43.3 degrees north latitude and 131.2 degrees east longitude, the centre said in a statement.

The epicentre was 80 km away from the county seat of Hunchun in China’s northeastern Jilin Province, and 140 km away from the province’s Yanji City.

This area had been jolted by anatectic earthquakes measuring between magnitudes of six and seven for many times in history, but no human casualties or property losses had been made, Xinhua quoted the statement as saying.

Published on May 11, 2011
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