Magnitude 5.67 aftershock strikes Kyrgyzstan-Xinjiang border

(Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 5.67 struck the Kyrgyzstan-Xinjiang border region on Wednesday, just a day after a magnitude 7.1 quake in the same area, the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said.

On Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the same region. Chinese state media said that quake led to the collapse of homes, killing at least three people and injuring five.

Wednesday’s aftershock was very shallow, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), GFZ said.

(This story has been corrected to fix a typo in paragraph 1)

(Reporting by Gursimran Kaur in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Sandra Maler)