Last Updated: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Three moderate earthquakes hit Western China — Tremors even felt in Nepal


Earthquake epicenter map of China, Nepal
Three moderate earthquakes have been recorded in the western Chinese Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday morning May 22, 2016.

The China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) has recorded two moderate earthquakes in less than 20 minutes in Xinzang region. Magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred at 09:48 am at 10 km depth. It was followed by another moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 at a shallower depth of 6 km in the same region.

However, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has recorded three moderate earthquakes. Another 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the same region.

USGS mentioned that the earthquakes occurred near Namche Bazar, Nepal. The tremor was even felt in Kathmandu valley.

According to USGS, the epicenter was located 126 km NNE of Khandbari, 167 km N of Dhankuta and 231 ENE of Kathmandu, Nepal

No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.