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4.8-magnitude earthquake hits north China

(Xinhua)

11:11, May 28, 2012

BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted north China's Hebei Province at 10:22 a.m. Monday (Beijing Time), the China Earthquake Networks Center announced.

The epicenter, with a depth of 8 km, was located at the bordering area between a Tangshan City district and Luanxian County in Hebei, the earthquake monitor said.

Minor tremors were also felt in Beijing and Tianjian, two megacities both within a 200-km distance to Tangshan.

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