Strong Quake Shakes West China; Casualties Unclear
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.8 earthquake has rocked China's far western region of Xinjiang (shihn-jahng).
It's not clear if today's quake caused any damage or casualties. The China Earthquake Networks Center measured it at magnitude 7.
A police officer in the area says he felt tremors shaking the police station and ran outside.
USGS says the earthquake was centered 168 miles east-southeast of Hotan at a depth of 7.7 miles.