5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts China; tremors felt in Beijing


Beijing, July 12

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday jolted China’s north Hebei province’s Tangshan metropolis, in line with officers.

Strong tremors had been felt within the close by areas, together with Beijing, the state-run Xinhua information company reported.

The epicentre of the quake, which struck Guye district at 6:38 am native time, was monitored at 39.78 levels north latitude and 118.44 levels east longitude, the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) mentioned.

The quake struck at a depth of 10 km, the CENC mentioned.

A second tremor with 2.2-magnitude hit the district once more at 7:02 am.

No casualties have been reported, the report mentioned.

Firefighters have been dispatched to the district.

The railway division instantly launched the emergency plan to droop passenger trains passing by means of the world, and is organising a complete inspection of railway gear and amenities.

A 7.8-magnitude quake had jolted Tangshan in 1976, killing greater than 2,40,000 folks. PTI



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