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Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude shakes China's Qinghai Province

January 23, 2022

BEIJING — A magnitude-5.8 earthquake hit Delingha, Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province at 10:21 a.m. on Sunday, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.

According to CENC, the epicenter was monitored at 38.44 degrees north latitude and 97.37 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 8 km, the CENC said.

There are no reports of casualties or loss of properties as of now. Further details are awaited. Earlier on Jan. 12, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Menyuan county in northwest China's Qinghai Province.

On Jan 8, an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck northern Qinghai in China, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake was at a depth of 10 km, EMSC said.

The epicenter of the quakeat a shallow depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), was located about 140 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Xining, US seismologists said. A 5.1-magnitude aftershock followed about 25 minutes later, USGS said.

The CENC had put the magnitude at 6.9, according to the state news agency Xinhua. — Agencies


January 23, 2022
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