Magnitude 5.2 quake shakes Western Xizang

September 10th, 2008 - 10:32 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

An earth quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook Western Xizang at Wednesday, September 10, at 9.28 AM local time, reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

How ever there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck at about 30.988°N, 83.338°E with a depth of 10 km. The epicenter is 220 km NNE from Jumla, 310 km N from Pokhara, 365 km NNE from Nepalganj, 410 km NNW from Kathumandu of Nepal.

Xizang Autonomous Region is also known as The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), is a province-level autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Xizang is located on the Tibetan Plateau, the highest region on Earth. In northern Tibet elevations reach an average of over 4,572 metres. Mount Everest lies on Xizang’s border with Nepal.

Xinjiang, Qinghai and Sichuan lie 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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