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Two earthquakes jolt Tibetan Autonomous Region in southwest China

March 29, 2010

IANS March 25th, 2010

Beijing/Lhasa, March 25 (Coal Geology) Two earthquakes measuring 5.7 and 5.5
on the Richter scale jolted the Tibetan Autonomous Region in southwest China
Wednesday, the Earthquake Networks Centre said.

The first quake, magnitude-5.7, occurred around 10.06 a.m., while the second
temblor, magnitude-5.5 occurred about 30 minutes later, both in northern
Tibet's Nyainrong county, Xinhua reported.

The epicentre of the first quake was 32.4 degrees north latitude and 93.0
degrees east longitude at a depth of about eight kilometres.

The epicentre of the second quake was 32.5 degrees north latitude and 92.8
degrees east longitude at a depth of about seven kilometres.

The quakes hit a sparsely inhabited mountainous area, said Zhu Quan,
director with the seismological bureau of Tibet. There was no report of
casualties or damage after the quakes.
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