Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the Chinese province of Hebei

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the city of Tangshan, Hebei Province in China, according to Xinhua news agency.

Quake was recorded at 10:22 local time (04:22 MSK). The epicenter was at a depth of 8 kilometers.

Small variations in the Earth's surface have felt this morning residents of Beijing and Tianjin, being the epicenter of the earthquake in Tangshan in the distance of 200 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Tangshan city was severely damaged by the earthquake July 28, 1976. Then underground shock of magnitude 7.8 has completely destroyed the city. Under the debris killed about 300,000 people.

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