5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes northwestern China
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Kuqa county in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China at roughly 6:11pm local time.
The tremor hit at a depth of 6km, CGTN reports, citing the China Earthquake Networks Center.
No casualties or damage have been reported.
The region was struck by a 6.5 earthquake on August 8, with tremors reaching as far as neighboring Kazakhstan.
The county is remote and sparsely populated, with roughly 470,000 residents living in the 15,200 square-kilometer (5,868 square mile) area, according to 2013 data cited by Baidu.