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6.0-magnitude quake jolts Xigaze of Tibet

September 26, 2008

Xinhua News Agency
September 25, 2008

A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Zhongba
County in Xigaze Prefecture at 9:47 AM in southwest China's Tibet
Autonomous Region on Thursday, the National Seismological Network said.

No casualties were reported.

It said the epicenter was 20 kilometers deep and was located at 30.8
degrees north latitude and 83.6 degrees east longitude.

Zhongba, a remote county near the China-Nepal border, is more than 4,700
meters above sea level and has a population of 18,000.

The county has suffered many aftershocks after a 6.8-magnitude quake on
Aug. 25. On Sept. 10, two earthquakes just 14 minutes apart and
measuring 5.1 and 5.2, respectively, on the Richter scale hit the county.
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