The earthquake hit parts of Beijing at 12:47 pm and the epicentre was monitored at 40.34 degrees north latitude and 116.39 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 19 km, the centre said in a statement.
"The tremor was felt in parts of Beijing, particularly in districts of Huairou, Yanqing and Changping. No casualties and property damages have been reported," it added.
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