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U.S. Geological Survey: Magnitude-5.3 quake jolts Tibet

The Chinese news agency Xinhua says the temblor hit Litang County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze.

Published: 23rd September 2016 12:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2016 12:47 AM   |  A+A-

By AP

NEW YORK: The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude-5.3 earthquake has hit Tibet.

The Chinese news agency Xinhua says the temblor hit Litang County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, in China's Sichuan Province at 1:23 a.m. (1323 GMT) on Friday. The agency cited the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake hit about 104 kilometers (65 miles) southwest of Rulong.

The quake's epicenter had a depth of about 25 kilometers (40 kilometers), according to the USGS.

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