Video Footage Captures 5.6-Magnitude Earthquake In China

Category: World / Mar 29, 2013 6:37PM EDT
An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the junction of the Changji city and Urumchi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in northwest China Friday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The quake occurred at 13:01, and no casualties had been reported by 16:00. The epicenter, with a depth of 13 km, was monitored as being at 43.4 degrees north latitude and 86.8 degrees east longitude, the center said. Tremors were also felt in several counties and cities, which are hundreds of kilometers away from the epicenter. A total of 19 passenger trains were suspended for a short time due to the quake, but resumed operation at 15:17 after safety checks on affected railways, bridges, and tunnels. (Video Source: REUTERS)