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5.9-magnitude quake hits Tibet

Lhasa, March 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Tibet on Friday, authorities said, adding that there were no reports of damages or injuries.

The temblor struck the city of Xigaze, Tingri county, at 9.33 a.m., Xinhua news agency reported.

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The epicentre was monitored at 28.63 degrees north latitude and 87.42 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 km, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Nine firefighters and three fire trucks were dispatched to the epicentre. More than 100 firefighters and dozens of vehicles were on standby.

Tingri borders Nepal to the south. Most areas of the county belong to the Mount Everest National Nature Reserve.

–IANS

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