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Quakes shake southwest China; no injuries so far

Quakes shake southwest China; no injuries so far
Two 5.3-magnitude earthquakes strike Tibet region early Sunday morning

By Mahmut Atanur

BEIJING (AA) - Soldiers are examining houses in southwest China after two 5.3-magnitude earthquakes struck the Tibet region Sunday morning

State news agency Xinhua reported that no casualties had been reported so far.

The first quake is reported to have occurred at 9.48 a.m. (0148GMT) in Dinggye County in Xigaze City at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and a second in Tingri County at 10.05 a.m. at a depth of 6 kilometers .

Wu Zongzheng, a frontier officer of Dinggye, was reported to have said that people "felt three quakes" in all.

"The one after 10 a.m. was the strongest. The houses were rocking, and the windows were shaking," he said.

source: News Feed
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