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6.9 Magnitude Quake Rocks Tibet


Map of Tibet earthquake, 14 Apr 2010

Map of Tibet earthquake, 14 Apr 2010

A powerful earthquake has shaken the area around Tibet in China.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a 6.9 magnitude and was centered about 245 kilometers north of Qamdo prefecture, which borders China's Sichuan province.

At least one strong aftershock with a 5.2 magnitude struck about 30 minutes later.

There were no early reports about damage or injuries.

A massive 7.9 quake hit Sichuan province in 2008, killing close to 90,000 people.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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