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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Monday, March 29, 2004

5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Tibet - 29/3/04


www.phayul.com:

Tibet Map A strong earthquake struck the Chinese region of Tibet early Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory said.

The observatory said the 5.8-magnitude quake struck 315 miles northwest of the Tibetan city of Lhasa at 2:52 a.m. Hong Kong time.

There was no immediate information about possible injuries or damage.

A magnitude 5 quake is capable of damaging buildings."