An earthquake hits Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture

A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale today hit Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the quake struck at 6:34 a.m Beijing Time at a depth of about 10 Kilometre. It was followed by a 5-magnitude earthquake at 8:31 a.m Beijing time around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The second quake struck at a depth of about 6 kilometre. However, there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

Mild to moderate tremors were felt in most parts of Arunachal Pradesh early this morning especially in west siang, east siang and upper siang districts.

The police superintendent of west siang district said strong tremors were felt at district headquarter Along and others parts of the district around 4 am. Police said no report of any damage has been reported so far.

The tremor was also felt most in parts of Upper Assam. However, no damages to property or human lives have been reported as of now.

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