according to reports, A‍t least eight people were killed and dozens injured after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck China’s northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on May 11, 2017. Hours before a Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. 8 people were killed and 23 injured in the magnitude 5.5

earthquake that occurred on Thursday at 05:58 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Numerous strong aftershocks – 82 as of 10:00 – were felt after the earthquake. The earthquake affected more than 12,000 local residents. 9,200 people were evacuated to safe places. MORE