Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Tibet - USGS
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.
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Hedging their bets, Ukraine's oligarchs sit above the fray
- Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in Britain, head to Europe
- South Africans, some fearful, mourn Mandela |
- Standard Chartered says private bank client statements stolen in Singapore
- UPDATE 4-Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in Britain, head to Europe