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Thursday, January 15, 1998



2. Second quake in two days rocks Tibet mountains


BEIJING, Jan 15 (AFP) - An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale
shook a sparsely populated area in Tibet on Thursday, the official Xinhua news
agency reported.

The temblor -- the aftershock of a 7.5-intenstiy quake on November 8 --
struck at 12:55 p.m. (0455 GMT), it said, quoting seismological authorities.

The epicentre was located in the northern Manyi area, near the border with
Xinjiang at 35.7 degrees north latitude and 86.8 degrees east longitude,

No casualties or damage have yet been reported, the report said.

The aftershock marked the second quake above the intensity of five to hit
the Himalayan region in two days.

A quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit a remote area on the
northern Tibet Plateau, in the Kokoshili Mountain Range, in the early hours of
Wednesday morning.

Relief workers have already been sent this month to another area of Tibet,
Nagqu prefecture, to provide aid due to heavy snowfall and extreme cold.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. Lifting the veil on tragedy in Tibet
  2. Second quake in two days rocks Tibet mountains
  3. European envoy requested for Tibet
  4. US director Scorsese to chair Cannes film festival jury
  5. Chinese dissident's visit sees difficult balancing act for France



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