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Quake Hits NE China

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An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale rocked northeast China early Monday morning, the national seismological network said.

The tremor occurred at 5:31 AM at the border area between Tongyu and Changling counties in Jilin Province and Horqin Left Wing Middle Banner in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The epicenter, with a depth of eight kilometers, was located at 44.5 degrees north latitude and 123.0 degrees east longitude.

There were no reports of casualties.

(Xinhua News Agency December 21, 2009)






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