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Strong 6.9-magnitude quake jolts Nyingchi in Tibet

The quake struck at 6:34 am (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) at Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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A strong intensity measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit Tibet's Nyingchi prefecture, located close to border, in the early hours of Saturday.

The quake struck at 6:34 a.m (Beijing Time), according to the Networks Center (CENC).


The quake struck at a depth of about 10 km, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

It was followed by 5-magnitude at 8:31 a.m (Beijing time) around the same place in the Autonomous Region.

The second quake struck at a depth of about 6 km.

Reports of any casualties and damage are awaited.

First Published: Sat, November 18 2017. 09:21 IST
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