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The national earthquake monitoring center said Thursday’s quake registered magnitude 5.8 and was centered near the city of Atux at a depth of 5 miles.

China’s worst earthquake in recent years was a 7.9 magnitude temblor in the western province of Sichuan in May 2008. It left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing.

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