earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "moderate")
southern Tibetan plateau in Damxung County near Lhasa,
on 6 October
at 16:30 PM local time in
Xizang, China. It had a magnitude of Mw=6.4 and has resulted in
damage as well as loss of life. Tremors were also felt in parts of
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The earthquake was centred
23 kms S of Guriqiong (Xizang), China,
44.3 kms W of Marqu (Xizang), China,
79 kms W of Lhasa (Xizang), China,
115 kms NE of Gyantse (Xizang), China,
146 kms ENE of Xigatse (Xizang), China,
264 kms NNE of Thimphu, Bhutan,
316 kms NNE of Gangtok (Sikkim), India,
538 kms NE of Kathmandu, Nepal.
At least 10 people were killed in this earthquake and many
buildings were destroyed in the Yangyi area in Damxung County.
Tremors were also felt in the provincial capital, Lhasa, where
people went outdoors and hanging objects swung but no damage was
reported. Light tremors were also felt as far as Thimphu in
Several strong aftershocks were felt in the region including a
Mw=5.5 (HRV) aftershock on 8 October 2008 at 14:07 GMT. At least
one building collapsed and cars were shaken at Yangyi village.
Tremors were also felt at Lhasa where people went outdoors
carrying supplies & blankets; some even camped outdoors for fear
of stronger tremors.
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