Earthquake tremors felt in Tibet, Indonesia
A moderate 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook a county in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region with no reports of casualties and major damage whereas a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Monday. The quake was recorded in Nyainrong County at 5:34 am and the epicentre was at a depth of about five kms, according to China Earthquake Networks Centre.
There was no report of casualties and damage to houses, officials were quoted as saying by sate-run Xinhua news agency. “The tremor only lasted for seconds,” an official said. Located about 4,700 meters above the sea level, Nyainrong has a population of around 20,000.
The undersea quake hit about 190 kilometres (120 miles) northeast of Maumere, a holiday destination in Flores, at 09:13 am (0113 GMT), at a depth of 522 kilometres, said the US Geological Survey.