Moderate quake jolts Chinese city

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale today hit an area near Anqing City in China`s eastern Anhui Province, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Beijing: An earthquake measuring 4.8 on
the Richter scale today hit an area near Anqing City in China`s eastern Anhui Province, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

No casualties or damages were immediately reported,
local authorities said.

The quake struck at 12:07 p.m. (local time), the
center reported.

The epicenter was monitored at 30.6 degrees north
latitude and 117.1 degrees east longitude with a depth of nine
kilometers, the center said.

The quake was felt strongly in Anqing, and local
residents were seen rushing out of their buildings, Xinhua news agency reported.

"Desks in my office were shaking terribly hard," Wang
Zhenggui, a local government employee told Xinhua on the
phone.

The quake was also felt in Wuhu and Hefei, two other
cities in Anhui.

PTI

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