Monday, June 27, 2011

Shake 5.2 degrees earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province

An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked the district Nangqian Yushu Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, according to the Center of the China Seismological Network. The quake occurred at 15:48 local time, with epicenter at 32.4 degrees north latitude and 95.9 degrees east longitude with a depth of 10 kilometers, said Xinhua.

In April 2010 a quake of 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Yushu, mostly inhabited by Tibetans, where two thousand 700 people died.

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