5.9-magnitude quake jolts Kazakhstan

May 31, 2012 9:32 am 

BEIJING, May 31 — An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Kazakhstan at 5:20 a.m. Thursday(Beijing Time), the China Earthquake Networks Center announced.

The epicenter, with a depth of eight kilometers, was located at 43.5 degrees north latitude and 78.8 degrees east longitude. (PNA/Xinhua)

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