Beijing: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale on Thursday struck China's northwest Xinjiang region and Tibet provinces.
The quake hit Amdo County in Tibet Autonomous Region at a depth of 10 kilometers at around 4:34 am (local time), China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) said.
The same earthquake with an epicenter in Luntai County struck the Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang at 5:18 am (local time), it said.
The quake was strongly felt in the county, but no casualties have been reported so far, according to the county government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The Qinghai-Tibet railway was not affected. Amdo, situated in the north of Tibet and 4,500 meters
above sea level, lies on an earthquake-prone belt.
It is 330 kilometers away from Lhasa, the regional capital.
No casualties have been reported yet, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Xinjiang Earthquake Administration has sent a team of seven people to Luntai County.
Authorities in Luntai would continue gathering information about casualties and property loss, a local official said.
First Published On : Jan 14, 2016 12:24 IST