7.1 magnitude earthquake jolts China’s Xinjiang, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

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Earthquake of 7.1 magnitude jolted the Kyrgyzstan-Xinjiang border region on Tuesday, leaving several injured and collapsed houses. According to the China Earthquake Administration, the epicenter, with a depth of 22 km, jolted mountainous border area of Wushi county in Aksu Prefecture in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region around 2 am Tuesday (11:30 pm Monday IST), causing injury of six people so far. The main quake was followed by a succession of at least 40 aftershocks as strong as 5.3 in magnitude, China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said. It said the largest quake in the area in the past century....