An earthquake measuring 6.2 struck China’s northwest Qinghai province around 3pm on Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC).
The quake struck at 3:14pm at a depth of about 9km, with its epicenter in Zadoi county, Yushu prefecture, the CENC said.
The US Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.4 and a depth of 32km.
No injuries have yet been reported.
In April 2010, Yushu county, 195km from Zadoi county, was hit by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that killed 2,700 people and injured more than 10,000.