At least 8 killed, 20 injured after quake damages 180+ houses in China’s Xinjiang (PHOTOS)
新疆ウイグル自治区カシュガル地域で地震があり、新華社が取材した病院では少なくとも4人が死亡。— 林哲平 Teppei Hayashi (@hwhayashite) May 11, 2017
At least 8 people were killed and over 20 injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taxkorgan County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 5:58am Thursday, the region's earthquake administration said.
At least 4 ppl dead after M5.5 quake hits Taxkorgan in northwest China's Xinjiang Thur morning: local hospital pic.twitter.com/WYS1BJrp89— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) 11 мая 2017 г.
The quake, in a remote mountainous area that borders Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said.
The shallow quake, known to cause greater shaking at the surface inflicted a lot of damage.
More than 180 houses collapsed and 789 people were affected, the Xinjiang Uyghur seismological center announced.
Rescue workers are continuing to search through the rubble after the country’s Earthquake Administration activated the Level 3 emergency response. A special earthquake emergency response team has been dispatched to Xinjiang to assist the local government in their search and rescue operations.