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.
Epicenter is close to Pishan County. Minor aftershocks hitting the same region.— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) July 3, 2015
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.