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Moderate quakes jolt China`s Tibet and Xinjiang region

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 13:24

Beijing: Moderate earthquakes on Tuesday struck China`s Xinjiang and Tibet regions, according to the country`s Earthquake Networks Centre.

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted China`s southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region at 9:15 am (local time), the centre said in a statement.

The quake hit the Nyima County in Nagqu Prefecture of Tibet. The epicentre was recorded at a depth of 20 km.
Migmar, head of Nyima County, said no casualties or property loss have been reported so far.

He said the epicentre in the north of the county was an uninhabited area, and no tremor was felt at the county seat.

Also, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit a county of China`s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The epicenter, with a depth of 11 km, was monitored at about 36.1 degrees north latitude and 82.4 degrees east longitude, the statement said.

It was followed by another 3.7-magnitude quake with a depth of 9 km minutes later.

The quake jolted the region`s Yutian County in the prefecture of Hotan, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

First Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:41

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