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Moderate earthquake hits Tibet

world Updated: Jan 23, 2008 10:24 IST

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook a sparsely populated area of Tibet on Wednesday, the third time this month, Chinese authorities said.

The epicentre was located 32.4 degrees north latitude and 85.2 degrees east longitude, about 200 kms to the east of thinly populated Gerze in Ngari Prefecture in western Tibet, China Seismological Monitoring Network was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua news agency.

Earlier, two quakes measuring 6.9 and 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted the same area on January 9 and January 16 but no casualty or loss of property was reported, it added.