6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Xinjiang Region, Felt Strongly in Capital Urumqi



(Yicai Global) Dec. 9 -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Richter scale struck Hutubi county of Changji prefecture in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (43.83 degrees north latitude, 86.40 degree east longitude) at 13:15 pm on Dec. 8, with a seismic centre six kilometers deep, the China Earthquake Networks Center said. The earthquake was clearly felt in capital city of Urumqi, as well as Yili, Bazhou, and Turpan.

A view from a local supermarket visibly shaken by the earthquake, which was shot by a netizen from Changji, Xinjiang.

Residents rush out of buildings in fear of aftershocks in Urumqi.

Following a rapid evacuation and health and safety measures, students of a primary school in Urumqi gather in the school courtyard under the supervision of their teachers.