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6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Tibet

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the border region of Zogang county and Markam county at Qamdo Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region early today, China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) said.

world Updated: Aug 12, 2013 07:43 IST

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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the border region of Zogang county and Markam county at Qamdo Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region early Monday, China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) said.

The epicentre, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 30 degrees north latitude and 98 degrees east longitude, CENC added.

No casualties have been reported in the quake-hit area, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Much of western China is prone to earthquakes. Twin 5.6 and 5.9 magnitude quakes killed at least 95 people in Gansu province last month. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province killed about 200 people earlier this year.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Aug 12, 2013 07:28 IST

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