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Earthquake strikes Tibet, measuring 5.2 in Richter scale

The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km, said the China Earthquake Networks Centre.


PTI 04 Aug 2018, 12:39 PM China, India
  • The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km, said the China Earthquake Networks Centre. (Image Credit: Twitter)

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 in the Richter scale today hit southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

No casualties have been reported in the quake that jolted the Rutog county in Ngari Prefecture.

The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km, said the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

"The epicenter is at the sparsely populated area near the border of Ngari and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region," Ma Chunhong, head of the county publicity department said.

A rescue team has been sent to the seismic area, state-run Xinhua news agency reported stating that no casualties have been reported so far.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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