Earthquake Magnitude 5.3 Has Jolted Southern Xinjiang, China

No reputable scientist has ever claimed the existence of an earthquake season, and yet, this fall can certainly be characterized as a global seismic season. With the recent flurry of tremors scattered worldwide it may be time to take another look at the global threat they present.

Moments ago a magnitude 5.3 quake hit Southern Xinjiang, China, the quake is just one of many that have been around the 5.0 rang or high, which have hit the earths topography this Friday.

In June of 2011 a similar 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote county in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region causing a car pileup which left eight people injured.

The quake jolted Toksun County of Turpan Prefecture at 9:53 a.m., according to the China Earthquake Networks Center last year.

Toksun County is about 160 km from Urumqi, the regional capital.

While there are no reports of damage just yet, we’re still waiting on a report by one of our correspondents out of China.

As this report was being fashioned a twelfth quake 4.7 in strength has as again hit Ishinomaki, Japan.

We will update this event as soon as new information becomes available.

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