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5.6 magnitude earthquake hits China

Beijing: A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Medog County in Nyingchi City, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, at 1:01 pm on Thursday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 28.35 degrees north latitude and 94.48 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 km, the CENC said, as reported by news agency Xinhua.

This comes after another earthquake hit western Nepal on Wednesday, which killed at least six people, four of whom were children.

The quake struck in the early hours of Wednesday. Its epicentre was located close to a national park in the sparsely populated Doti district, 430 km (270 miles) west of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, Reuters reported.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) measured the quake at magnitude 5.6 and said it occurred at a depth of around 15.7 km. Nepal’s seismological centre put it at magnitude 6.6.

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