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M6.6 Damxung County Earthquake, 2008

Date:

6 October 2008

Epicentre:

S of Gariquiong, Xizang

Time:

08:30:45 UTC 

Latitude:

33.954 N (NEIC)

Longitude:

69.477 E (NEIC)

Depth:

10 kms (NEIC)

Magnitude:

Mw 6.4 (HRV), 6.3 (NEIC)

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A strong earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "moderate") occurred in the southern Tibetan plateau in Damxung County near Lhasa, on 6 October 2008 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 Bhutan.

If you felt this earthquake or the earthquake on 6 October 2008 at 15:52 GMT, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire.

The earthquake was centr
ed 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 Bhutan.

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.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02)
Geo Forschungs Zentrum, Potzdam, Germany
03)
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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