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    5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Xinjiang


    by NTDTelevision

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    A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck a remote county in China's Xinjiang region on Wednesday, causing traffic chaos that left five people injured.

    The quake struck Toksun County, about 100 miles from the regional capital Urumqi, at 9:53 am, according to the China Earthquake Network Center.

    China's Xinhua news agency reported that the quake caused several huge boulders to roll down a mountain onto a road, leading to a 17-car pileup, which left two people seriously injured and another three hurt.

    The center reported two large aftershocks followed almost immediately afterwards, measured at 4.2 and 4.1 magnitude.