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Strong tremors felt in Tibet after Myanmar quake

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-04-14 06:54

LHASA - Strong tremors were felt in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region after a 7.2-magnitude quake hit Myanmar on Wednesday.

Xinhua reporters said strong and "dizzying" tremors, lasting for nearly a minute, were felt in Lhasa, the regional capital. Residents were seen rushing out of their houses for safety.

Strong tremors were also felt in Nyingchi and Xigaze cities and Shannan prefecture, local officials said, adding that they are assessing the situation in each town and village.

Slight tremors were also felt near the China-Myanmar border in China's Yunnan province.

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Myanmar at 9:55 pm Wednesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

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