Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Tibet’s Nyingchi in SW China

A shallow M6.3 earthquake hit Tibet’s Nyingchi in SW China on November 17, 2017 at a depth of 10km (6.2mi). The China Seismological Bureau first measured the earthquake at M6.9 before downgrading it at M6.5. USGS measured a M6.3 earthquake.

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Nyingchi, Tibet, China On November 17, 2017. via USGS

According to Weibo users, people have woken up in fears after feeling strong shakings and rumblings. Some ran outdoors in the streets to take shelter. There are no reports of damage, injuries or death right now.


Nyingchi is an area of ​​117000 square kilometers located in southeastern Tibet along the Yarlung Zangbo River and has an average elevation of 3100 meters. Nyingchi’s total population is approximately 227,500 people, mainly Tibetan and Han.

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