State media say 26 people have been injured and more than 30 homes damaged by a strong earthquake in western Chinas Xinjiang region. The official Xinhua News Agency says three of those injured are in critical condition. The national earthquake monitoring centre said Thursdays quake registered magnitude 5.8 and was centred near the city of Atux at a depth of 8 km. The U.S. Geological Service put the magnitude at 5.2 and said it struck 35 km beneath the surface.