Powerful earthquake 6.7 magnitude hits china

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake  has hit China’s northwestern outskirt with Tajikistan, executing one individual, destroying houses. Solid tremors were likewise felt in neighboring Kashgar Prefecture.

China’s state news agency Xinhua says rescue groups in the Xinjiang district have been sent to help isolated communities on China’s bumpy border with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

At the town close to the epicenter, where around 80 families are found, damaged houses and dead animals were found, yet no person was harmed, authorities said.

A villager died in a house caved in because of the solid tremors that hit the Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture the previous evening. Six houses likewise were discovered cracked or collapsed, state run Xinhua news agency reported.

The US Geological Survey says the quake, with a profundity of 75km, struck the zone at around 10.24pm Friday night