BEIJING: A moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Qinghai Province today.
The earthquake struck the Qilian County of Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai at 5:02 am, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC).
No casualties have been reported.
The epicentre was located at the Arik Township. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers. Many people living in the county seat of Qilian have stayed outdoors after feeling strong jolt, according to the local publicity department.
So far, no casualties have been reported.
The county has sent a team to the epicenter to learn the damage after the quake, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Qilian County is located at the middle section of the Qilian Mountains with an average altitude of 3,100 metres.
Having a population of about 50,000, it is a major tourist and livestock farming-based county in Qianghai.