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6.4 magnitude earthquake hits northwest China: USGS

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck China's northwestern province of Qinghai on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported, in an area frequently plagued with seismic activity. The quake was 32 kilometres (20 miles) deep, USGS said, with its epicentre in a sparsely-populated area of Yushu prefecture. There was a "low likelihood of casualties and damage", it said. Yushu was the scene of a 6.
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