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Tibet earthquake: 6.3 magnitude

Tibet earthquake: 6.3 magnitude tremors shake northeast of country

Tibet earthquake:

A strong 6.3 Magnitude earthquake has shaken China’s Tibet region.

There was no immediate detail  on the damage or number of casualties.

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of about 6 miles about 36 miles northeast of Nyingchi.

China:

China’s official Xinhua News Agency put the magnitude at 6.9 and said it struck at 6.34am local time.

The Nyingchi government said in a statement on its microblog that the quake’s epicentre was in an uninhabited region and that it had yet to receive any casualty reports.

Indian towns:

The epicentre was within 150 miles of the Indian towns of Along, Pasighat and Tezu also.

A magnitude 6.3 quake is strong and is capable of causing severe damage.

Southwestern parts of China are frequently hit by earthquakes. A huge quake in Sichuan province in 2008 killed almost 70,000 people.

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