BREAKING – August 30, 2013
At 1:27 p.m. local time, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake was registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center in Urumqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 kilometers (approximately 7.5 miles).
As of 3:44 p.m. today, no casualties or injuries have been reported. There are currently no AsiaTravel travelers in the area of the earthquake.
As with all earthquakes of this magnitude and higher, visitors and residents are advised to travel with care and be mindful of aftershocks.
We at AsiaTravel will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates that become available.