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Thousands evacuated after 5.8-magnitude quake hits Tibet

No casualty has been reported so far in the quake, which struck early in the morning

By PTI in Beijing
  • Published 24.12.18, 3:56 PM
  • Updated 24.12.18, 3:56 PM
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Representative image: Investigators have found cracks in some rural houses and damage on some livestock sheds iStock

More than 2,100 people were evacuated on Monday after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

No casualty has been reported so far in the quake, which hit the Xaitongmoin County in the city of Xigaze at 3.32 am (local time).

The quake struck at a depth of 8 km, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

Investigators have found cracks in some rural houses and damage on some livestock sheds in the county, according to the county's publicity department.

The local authorities have prepared tents, quilts, coats and medical supplies for the affected people.

Traffic and telecommunications in the region have remained undisturbed, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.