via Huge 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocks central China | World | News | Express.co.uk

The USGS initially reported the earthquake as a 6.7 magnitude but it was later downgraded to 6.3.

The quake hit approximately 36 miles (58km) from China’s Nyingchi prefecture – an administrative division ranking below a province and above a county – which has a population of almost 200,000 people.

It hit the Tibetan area, which is one of the most seismically active spots on the planet.

The quake’s epicenter was within 150 miles (240 km) of the Indian towns of Along, Pasighat and Tezu, according to the USGS.

via Huge 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocks central China | World | News | Express.co.uk

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