5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts Tibet

| Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:36
First Published |
Tibet, quake, earthquake, magnitude, 5.5 magnitude, Richter scale, Lhasa, 5.5 quake jolts Tibet

Roads leading to the village have caved in as a result of the quake.

Lhasa: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Tibet on Wednesday.
Local authorities said casualties were likely, Xinhua news agency reported.
The China Earthquake Networks Centre monitored the epicentre at 31.99 degrees north latitude and 94.94 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 7 kilometres.
Soren, director of the Regional Seismological Bureau, said the epicentre is located in Kata Town, the site of two major Buddhist temples.
Roads leading to the village have caved in. 
Township authorities have sent machinery for emergency repairs and to assist quake relief.
(Further details awaited.)

Download English News App and stay updated with all Latest News.
For News in English, follow us on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.