Natural disaster hits Southwest China

Quake of 6.9 magnitude hits Tibet

6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern China Near Indian Border

The quake was measured 6.9 on Richter scale.

A strong natural disaster hit Tibet (also known as the Xizang Autonomous Region or Xizang) in southern China early today morning.

The quake struck at 6:34 a.m.at a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) on the Tibetan Plateau, the USGS said. It was followed by 5-magnitude natural disaster at 8:31 AM (Beijing time) around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

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A magnitude 6.3 quake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage. A seismic tremor of greatness 6.3 struck a remote piece of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) stated, however there were no quick reports of any harm.

China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that several homes were damaged but no casualties have been reported.

On Tuesday, a 7.3-magnitude quake had killed at least 530 people and injured more than 8000 others in Iran, which was the deadliest in more than a decade.

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