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BREAKING: Strong Earthquake Rocks Western China

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rocked southern Xinjiang province, China, on Friday morning, local time.

The temblor occurred at 9:07 a.m. local time (9:07 p.m. EDT Thursday). The quake had a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, The Associated Press reported.

More than 6 million people are in the affected area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were two aftershocks, magnitudes 4.6 and 4.5, immediately after the initial quake, the CENC reported.