URUMQI – Twenty-one people were left injured after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit NorthwestChina’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region Thursday afternoon, local authorities said Friday.
The quake rocked a border area between the region’s city of Atux in the Kizilsu Kirgizautonomous prefecture and Kashgar prefecture at about 6 pm Thursday.
Four of the 21 injured are in critical condition, local authorities said.
The quake also toppled 147 houses and severely damaged 171 others, a spokesman with theKashgar prefecture government said.
No deaths have been reported in the earthquake, said the spokesman.