6.2-magnitude quake hits Yushu prefecture in northwest China

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.

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