earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "strong") occurred
in Zhongba County in Xizang (Tibet), China, on
25 August 2008 at 21:22
PM local time in China's Xizang Province. It had a magnitude of
was felt in north India as well as Nepal.
The earthquake on was centred
9.1 kms N of Ribxi (Xizang),
32.6 kms W of Lunggar (Xizang), China,
56.5 kms SSE of Ringtor (Xizang), China,
74.9 kms NW of Sengli Co (Xizang), China,
174 kms NNE of Mugu, Nepal,
222 kms E of Mount Kailash (Xizang), China,
308 kms N of Pokhara, Nepal,
398 kms NNW of Kathmandu, Nepal,
542 kms ENE of Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India,
671 kms ENE of Connaught Place (Delhi), India.
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Some minor damage has been reported from this earthquake in
Zhongba County, Xizang but there are no reports of casualties. A
hydro-electric plant was damaged and a flood control levee was
displaced by 5-metres. 42 residental buildings developed cracks
while 54 rooms in primary or middle schools were damaged. At least
2,000 people were evacuated from their homes. The
earthquake was also felt in Coqen and Gerze counties in Xizang.
Given its location, this earthquake was unusually felt in
parts of northern India as well as Nepal as other earthquakes of
this magnitude range in the southern Tibetan plateau have not been
felt in the sub-continent. In Nepal, tremors were felt in the
capital Kathmandu as well as in Nepalganj where people fled
outdoors in panic. Tremors were also felt in western and central
parts of Nepal. In India, tremors were felt for over a minute
in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, in particular by the occupants of
high-rise buildings. Elsewhere in Uttar Pradesh, strong tremors
were felt in the Terai region where, it was sufficiently
strong enough to open doors & windows as well as displace kitchen
utensils. The earthquake was also felt in the Delhi metropolitan
area including at Gurgaon in Haryana and Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
This earthquake is also believed to have been felt in Himachal
Pradesh and Uttarakhand. No damage has been reported from Nepal or
India as a result of this earthquake.
01) National Earthquake Information
Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02) Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV),
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from
reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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