Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Tibet: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 11, 2013 5:55 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck early on Monday in Tibet at a depth of 31 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter of the quake, which was initially reported as magnitude 6.1, was located 89 miles south-southeast of Qamdo, Xizang Province in China.

A magnitude 5.7 quake is considered moderate and capable of causing considerable damage.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

(Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Stacey Joyce)