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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Monday, March 29, 2004



3. Strong aftershocks hits Tibet (AFP)


Beijing (AFP) - March 29 - Two strong aftershocks
measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale rocked a largely

uninhabited part of Tibet on Monday, but officials
said no casualties had been reported yet.

"The epicentre of the earthquakes have all been in
Bange county, in Qinghai province in the northern part
of Tibet,"

an official at the National Seismological Bureau in
Beijing told AFP.

"The area is largely uninhabited, so so far no
casualties or damages have been reported."

Earlier on Sunday two quakes measuring 5.8 and 6.3 on
the Richter scale shook the region about 500km north
of

the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

Monday's temblors occurred at 6.27am and 6.45am,
(22.27 and 22.45 GMT on Sunday), the bureau said.

The region sits on the Tibetan plateau between the
Himalayan and Kunlun Mountains and is prone to
earthquakes.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. Letters to the Editor (TS)
  2. Canucks rally to holy man; peace message strikes chord (OS)
  3. Strong aftershocks hits Tibet (AFP)
  4. Tibet and Development



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