Magnitude 5.7 quake struck off Western Xizang

September 25th, 2008 - 10:01 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

An earth quake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook Western Xizang region Thursday, September 25 at 09:47 AM local time, reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

However there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake located at about 30.927°N, 83.449°E with a depth of 10 km. The epicenter is 220 km NNE from Jumla, 305 km N from Pokhara, 365 km NNE from Nepalganj, 400 km NNW from Kathumandu of Nepal.

The strongest quake in this region was 7.2 magnitude quake on March, 20 2008, but did not cause any damages.

Xinjiang lies to the north and east of the region; Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh to the west; and Yunnan, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh to the south. Tibet also shares a short southeastern border with the PRC province of Yunnan.

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