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22 Jul 2020 | 09:10 PM UTC

China: 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes western Tibet July 22

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6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes western Tibet Autonomous Region on July 22; no immediate reports of damages or casualties

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Tibet


On Wednesday, July 22, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in western Tibet Autonomous Region. The epicenter was monitored at 33.131 degrees north latitude and 86.84 degrees east longitude. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10km (6.2 mi) at 20:07 UTC (04:07 on Thursday, July 23, local time). There have been no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.  


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g., under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights. Follow authority directives.


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