Over 15,000 affected by earthquake in northwest China
More than 15,000 people have been affected by an earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, in northwest China, the Sina news portal said on Monday.
The earthquake hit China`s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region midday Sunday. As a result, 3,200 houses were destroyed and damage is estimated at around $8 million, the news portal said.
No one is reported to have died.
China`s most powerful earthquake in thirty years occurred on May 12, 2008, in the southwest province of Sichuan, killing at least 70,000 people and displacing 10 million.