Following two earthquakes
in Iran yesterday, it is now China's turn to be shook up.
As reported by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), a 6.2 magnitude
tremor hit today in far-western China. While there are no initial reports of casualties or damage, the depth of the tremor was 30 kilometers, which tends to increase the risk of harm.
The earthquake was centered 282 kms (175 miles) southeast of the city of Hotan, and the area is in the fortunately thinly populated Kunlun mountains.
hit is one of China's most seismically active, and is along the edge of the Himalayan Plateau.
hit at 18:47 Beijing Time on Sunday and was followed by two aftershocks, measuring 4.8 and 3.0 on the Richter scale, at 18:49 and 18:53 Beijing Time respectively.