An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 has struck the north west of China resulting in eight deaths and substantial damage to buildings.
The quake struck the Xinjiang region on Thursday.
Xinjiang often feels the effects of earthquakes but most are insignificant with no damage or loss of life.
The area is more often in the news due to ongoing conflicts over territory. Uyghur separatists claim that the region is not a part of China, but that the Second East Turkestan Republic was illegally incorporated into the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and has since been under Chinese occupation
Source : Thaivisa
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