Two 5.3 Magnitude Earthquakes Hit Tibet


Beijing: Two 5.3-magnitude earthquakes hit parts of Tibet today but no damage was reported so far, Chinese authorities said.

The first quake shook Dinggye County, Xigaze City at 9:48 am, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said. The epicentre was monitored at a depth of 10 kms, state- run Xinhua news agency reported.

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Another quake hit the area at 10:05 am in Tingri County. Its depth was monitored at 6 kms.

Both were stated to be shallow quakes as they took place not far from the surface of the earth. Authorities are awaiting reports of damage from the areas.