URUMQI, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake
measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, which jolted northwest China's Xinjiang
Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday, has affected more than 4,500 people
and caused house collapses and damages, regional authorities said Monday.
In total, 4,549 people in the Xibe Autonomous
County of Qapqal and Zhaosu County were affected. They have been relocated
to schools, government buildings and tents, said a regional civil affairs
No casualties have been reported so far.
A total of 198 houses collapsed and 2,928