5.8-Magnitude Quake Hits Tibet

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Lhasa: A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Xigaze city in Tibet autonomous region early on Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC). No casualties have been reported.

The epicenter was measured at 30.32 degrees north latitude and 87.64 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 8 km, the center said.

The epicentre was Xaitongmoin county as the quake struck at a depth of 8 km, Xinhua quoted CENC as saying.

Some cracks were found on rural houses and there have been reports of damages to some livestock sheds in the county. The conditions of remote villages were still not available.

The county government has dispatched staff to investigate quake damages. No casualties have been reported. The telecommunication in the region has remained undisturbed.

Investigators found cracks on some rural houses and damage on some live-stock sheds in the county. The conditions of some remote villages are not immediately available.