M5.2 earthquake hits Yushu, Qinghai Province

16:45, June 26, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Nangqian County in the Yushu prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province at 15:48 Sunday, said the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 32.4 degrees north latitude and 95.9 degrees east longitude with a depth of 10 km, the center said in a statement on its website.

Yushu, inhabited largely by Tibetans, was struck by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake last April, killing nearly 2,700 people.

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