5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes China without causing casualties

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Rutog County in China’s Xizang Autonomous Region on Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The quake occurred at 1.44 p.m. with its epicenter located at 33.56 degrees north latitude and 81.84 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 km. Fortunately, there were no immediate reports of casualties or property losses from the earthquake.

The epicenter of the earthquake is in Rabang township, which is 197 km away from the county seat of Rutog and 146 km from the county seat of neighboring Gegye County. The township is part of the summer pastures of local herdsmen and does not have any heritage sites or important facilities, as confirmed by local authorities.

The Rutog county emergency management department stated that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage caused by the earthquake. It is crucial for authorities to continue monitoring the situation and provide assistance to residents affected by the seismic activity in the region.


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