A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit China

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Beijing: According to the China Earthquake Network Center (CENC), a 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook Medog County in Nyingchi City, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, at 1:01 p.m. Thursday Beijing time.

The epicenter was observed at 28.35 degrees north latitude and 94.48 degrees east longitude and a depth of 10 kilometers, CENC said, according to news agency Xinhua.

This comes after another earthquake struck western Nepal on Wednesday, killing at least six people, four of whom were children.

The earthquake struck early Wednesday. Its center was located near a national park in the sparsely populated Doti district, 430 kilometers (270 miles) west of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, Reuters reported.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) measured the quake at a magnitude of 5.6 and said it occurred at a depth of about 15.7 kilometers. The Nepal Seismological Center estimated it as a magnitude of 6.6.



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