Xinjiang Earthquake, 26 People Wounded

At least 26 people were reported injured and more than 30 homes were damaged after the earthquake magnitude shook the Xinjiang region in western China on Thursday (11/08/2011). Xinhua news agency reported, three injured in critical condition.

China's national earthquake monitoring center reported, the quake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale (SR) with the epicenter near the town of Atux at a depth of about 8 kilometers. While the data U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows, the quake measuring magnitude 5.2 and was centered 35 kilometers below the ground surface.

China rocked by the worst earthquake in May 2008. An earthquake measuring 7.9 Richter scale when it attacked the Sichuan province and killed about 90,000 people.

Xinjiang province itself was just hit by a wave of violence related to ethnic minority Uyghur, last week.

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