China’s Tibet region hit by 6.9 magnitude earthquake

Published on : Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Early morning southern China was hit by a strong earthquake of 6.9 magnitude and according to the assessment by China Earthquake Networks  Center (CENC) .

Although the United States Geological Survey (USGS) gathered a lower intensity of magnitude 6.4. The epicenter of the earthquake that struck after 4 am in the morning was located close to the India-China border.

 

 

However, there was no immediate information available on any loss of lives. Reuters reported that the earthquake had hit  a sparsely populated region in China and the closet major cities was located in India.

 

The earthquake had struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers and news agency reported of damage. There were power failure, building damages in a number of villages with epicenter in Nyingchi City.

PTI reported that at around 8:31 am (Beijing time) a smaller magnitude- 5 earthquake took place at the same place with a depth of 6km.

 

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 185 kms located 185 kms away from Along, 200 kms away from Pasighat and 244 kms away from Tezu and 330 kms from Itnagar according to the USGS.

 

The earthquake had struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers and news agency reported of damage. There were power failure, building damages in a number of villages with epicenter in Nyingchi City.

 

PTI reported that at around 8:31 am (Beijing time) a smaller magnitude- 5 earthquake took place at the same place with a depth of 6km.

 

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 185 kms located 185 kms away from Along, 200 kms away from Pasighat and 244 kms away from Tezu and 330 kms from Itnagar according to the USGS.

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