Quake jolts southwest China; no reported casualties

Jan 19, 2013

Beijing: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale tonight hit a Tibetan county in southwest China, state media reported.

However, some buildings of local residents surrounding the epicentre were damaged in the quake, the report said. AP

The earthquake hit the Baiyu County in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze at 8:42 pm, said China Earthquake Networks Center. There have been no reports of casualties, as the epicentre is located in a remote region where traffic is backward and telephone communication is unavailable, state-run Xinhua reported quoting local government officials.

However, some buildings of local residents surrounding the epicentre were damaged in the quake, the report said.

PTI

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