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M6.0 Lumajangdong Lake Earthquake, 2007


5 May 2007


NNE of Lumajangdong Lake, Xizang/Tibet


08:51:43 UTC (16:51:43 CCT)


34.285 N (PDE)


81.903 E (PDE)


31.0 kms (PDE)


Mw 6.0 (HRV), 5.8 (PDE)

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A strong earthquake struck western parts of the Tibetan Plateau, on 5 May 2007 at 16:51 PM local time. It had a magnitude of Mw=6.0 and was felt in parts of the sparsely populated Ngari region causing minor damage.

The earthquake was centred
29.7 kms NNE of Lumajangdong Co Lake (Xizang), China,
54 kms WNW of Duomula (Xizang), China,
84.2 kms NE of Zhainze (Xizang), China,
220 kms NE of Rutog (Xizang), China,
244 kms ESE of Tianshuihai (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
398 kms E of Leh (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
571 kms NE of Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India,
1012 kms NW of Lhasa (Xizang), China.

The earthquake was felt in parts of the administrative Ngari division of Xizang province. Chinese state media reported that the worst hit were Aru & Songxi villages in Rutog County and at Bare village in Gerze County. Cracks also developed in the walls of some residential apartments near the township government headquarters of Dongru, administered by Rutog.

Several aftershocks were recorded within the first 24-hours of the mainshock with at least seven events that were M4.0 or larger; the largest was a M4.9 about 17-hours after the mainshock at 01:27 UTC on 6 May 2007.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC/PDE), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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