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India earthquake affects Tibet, no casualties reported

(Xinhua)    10:56, January 04, 2016

LHASA, Jan. 4 -- The high-intensity earthquake that hit northeast India early Monday was felt in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, though no casualties have been reported.

An earthquake measuring 6.5-magnitude on the Richter scale jolted India at 7:05 a.m. Beijing time, according to China Earthquake Networks Center.

The earthquake affected southeast Tibet, with the prefectures of Nyingchi, Shannan and Qamdo as well as the regional capital Lhasa reporting "strong tremors."

In Lhasa, many residents said they woke up from sleeping after feeling the ground shake.

The head of Nyingchi's Metok County told Xinhua that the tremor was so strong that the local government had to tell local township and village officials to check for possible casualties or damage. Metok sits close to the epicenter of the Indian earthquake, which was detected in the Tamenglong District of the Indian state of Manipur.

Further checks for casualties continue in Tibet.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Kong Defang,Bianji)

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