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Powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits southern China near Indian border

12:25, Saturday, 18 November, 2017
Powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits southern China near Indian border

AN earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.3 struck southern China near the Indian border, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
     The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck at 10.30pm Friday UK time at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles on the Tibetan Plateau in southern China.It was not immediately known if the quake had caused any damage or casualties but the Xizang area of China is sparsely populated.
     The closest towns are on the Indian side in the remote, mountainous area of Arunachal Pradesh.
     The epicenter was within 150 miles of the Indian towns of Along, Pasighat and Tezu.
     The quake struck in the Nyingchi region of Tibet.

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