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5.1-magnitude quake shakes China; no injuries or damage reported

Aug. 30, 2013 at 9:28 AM

URUMQI, China, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Northwest China was shaken by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Friday, officials said. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

The quake, which struck at 1:27 p.m. local time, had a depth of 17.2 miles and was centered outside of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency reported.

The regional seismological bureau dispatched three teams to survey the scene.

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