Earthquake damaged more than 500 buildings in Tibet


According to preliminary calculations, the earthquake, which occurred on February 17 in Ngari area, 517 buildings were damaged, including at least 100 — Serious, victims and survivors of the local population is not fixed.

This correspondent. Xinhua reported on February 20 in the civil administration of the Tibet Autonomous Region / South-Western China /.

Of aftershocks, in particular, has suffered a number of school buildings: the walls of cracks, cracked windows, told the agency.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 shook the Ngari February 17 at 23:44. The epicenter of earthquake was located at coordinates 32, 4 degrees north latitude and 82.8 degrees east longitude. Hypocenter lies at a depth of 20 km.

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