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Earthquake Hits China, Mexico
Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Qinghe County in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China on July 25.

The epicenter was about 10 km underground in the county.

More than 460 people were evacuated and many dwelling houses destroyed. A total of the victims is at least 23,000. Steps are being taken on the spot to eradicate the aftermath of the earthquake.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday.

The epicenter was located in the northern state of Sinaloa, some 100 kilometers southeast of the sugar-growing town of Los Mochis.

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