Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

M6.9 quake hits southeastern Tibet, no casualties reported

M6.9 quake hits southeastern Tibet, no casualties reported

An natural disaster of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 6.34 a.m. Beijing Time (4.04 a.m. IST), as indicated by the China natural disaster Networks Center (CENC).

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

Rescuers look at a road blocked by fallen rocks in Paizhen town in Mainling county of Nyingchi city in southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Saturday. The Nyingchi government said in a statement on its microblog that the quake's epicenter was in an uninhabited region and that the government had yet to receive any casualty reports. The second shake struck at a profundity of around 6 km. According to a Reuters report, the quake hit a region in China that is sparsely populated, with the closet major cities located in India. An vast shudder in Sichuan territory in 2008 executed right around 70,000 people.

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