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Earthquake strikes Tibet; no damage reported

September 1, 2008

The Associated Press
August 30, 2008

BEIJING -- A magnitude 5 earthquake struck Tibet on Friday near the
border with Nepal, close to an area hit earlier in the week by a
stronger quake that damaged hundreds of homes.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from Friday's
quake, which hit at 5:43 p.m., with its epicenter located about 240
miles northwest of Nepal's capital, Katmandu, according to the U.S.
Geological Survey.

The thinly populated mountainous region is about 2,000 miles west of Beijing.

On Monday, the USGS reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of
6.7 hit the Zhongba region in southern Tibet.

On May 12, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan province,
just east of Tibet, killed 70,000 people and left 5 million homeless.
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