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Houses collapse in Tibet quake

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Lhasa, April 25: Houses collapsed in parts of Tibet, when an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal earlier on Saturday, also hit the region. Houses collapsed in Kyirong county, and communications sigls were interrupted in Kyirong and Dram counties on the Nepal border, head of Kyirong county Hu Hong said. Tremors were felt in the regiol capital of Lhasa as well as Shigatse City. According to Chi Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) , the 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in the afternoon. The epicentre was in Lamjung in Nepal, a district some 75 km northwest of capital Kathmandu, and was monitored at 28.2 degrees north latitude and 84.7 degrees east longitude, and the focus of the quake is 31 km deep, the centre said. The US Geological Survey put the quake at 7.5 magnitude. Twelve minutes after the Nepal earthquake, a minor quake of 3.1 magnitude was also monitored at the Qijiang district of southwest Chi’s Chongqing municipality, the CENC added. (IANS)

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