Quake jolts parts of Tibet close to Indian border

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote region of Tibet, close to the Indian border, though there were no reports of casualties.

Beijing: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolted a
remote region of Tibet, close to the Indian border on Saturday,
though there were no reports of casualties.

The quake was felt strongly in parts of the Ge`gyai
county, with residents saying that cracks appear in walls of
their houses, said Tashicomo, head of the county government.

She said while there were no reports of casualties by noon
today, work groups had been sent to remote villages and towns
to double check the quake damage, state-run Xinhua news agency
reported.

The China Earthquake Networks Centre said the quake struck
Ge`gyai at 11:44 pm (Beijing time last night), with the
epicentre located at a depth of 20 km.

Ge`gyai is a sparsely populated herding county located in
a remote mountainous area some 1,560 km west of the regional
capital Lhasa.

Ngari prefecture is located close to India-Nepal border.

PTI

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