Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Tibet - USGS

WASHINGTON Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:02pm BST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck early on Monday in Tibet at a depth of 31 miles (50 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake, which was initially reported as magnitude 6.1, was located 89 miles (143 km) south-southeast of Qamdo, Xizang Province in China.

A magnitude 5.7 quake is considered moderate and capable of causing considerable damage.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

(Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Stacey Joyce)

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