Mega 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits China-Kyrgyzstan Border, No Casualties Reported


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A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck along the mountainous China-Kyrgyzstan border on Tuesday, triggering warnings of potentially widespread damage though no casualties were immediately reported. Local authorities dispatched a team to reach the quake’s epicentre, the Xinhua state news agency said, while some 800 people were on stand-by ready for any large disaster relief mission. The quake was registered just after 2:00 am (1800 GMT Monday) at a depth of 13 kilometres in China’s Xinjiang region, some 140 kilometres (85 miles) west of the city of Aksu. Two residential houses and livestock sheds collapsed in the area near the epicentre, in...