6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Tibet, close to Arunachal Pradesh border; no casualties reported yet


A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border, in the early hours of Saturday.

The quake struck at 6.34 am (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The quake struck at a depth of about 10 kilometres, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

It was followed by 5-magnitude earthquake at 8.31 am (Beijing time) around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The second quake struck at a depth of about 6 kilometres.

Reports of any casualties and damage are awaited.