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No casualties reported in 5.2-magnitude quake in China's Xizang

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-04-13 14:29
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LHASA -- A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted the Rutog county in Ali prefecture, Southwest China's Xizang autonomous region, at 1:44 pm Saturday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 33.56 degrees north latitude and 81.84 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 km, the CENC said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or property losses from the earthquake, according to the Rutog county emergency management department.

The epicenter is in Rabang township, which is 197 km away from the county seat of Rutog and 146 km from the county seat of neighboring Gegye county.

The township belongs to the summer pastures of local herdsmen and has no heritage sites or important facilities, according to local authorities.

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