(Express) – An earthquake has shaken Mangya City in northwest China, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC). The magnitude 5 quake was detected at 5.36am local time (9.36pm GMT) in the northwest of China, Qinghai Province. Strong tremors were felt in adjoining areas. The earthquake struck at a depth of 9km, according to CENC. The United States Geological Survey reported a lower

magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale and at a depth of 10km. The epicenter of the quake was in the Kunlun mountains area. It was also right next to the border with the Xinjiang region. There are no reports so far of any damage or injuries. Magnitude 5 earthquakes are considered moderate. They can cause damage of varying severity to poorly constructed buildings. READ MORE

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