Magnitude-6.9 earthquake hits Tibet, tremors felt in Arunachal PradeshLast updated on Nov 18, 2017, 09:35 am
A powerful earthquake struck Tibet's Nyingchi prefecture, located close to the border with Arunachal Pradesh, at 4:04 am IST.
The earthquake's intensity stood at magnitude-6.9, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
There have been reports of damage to buildings in villages around the epicenter in Nyingchi city.
No loss of life has so far been reported. More information is awaited.
Second magnitude-5 earthquake also struck
The CENC said another magnitude-5 earthquake struck at around 6:01 am IST around the same epicenter in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported the quake's intensity at magnitude-6.4.
According to the USGS, the earthquake's epicenter was situated 185km from Along, 330km from Itanagar and 200km from Pasighat, all cities in Arunachal Pradesh.
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