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4.8-magnitude earthquake hits north China

Minor tremors were felt in Beijing and Tianjian

Written by Agencies | Beijing | Published: May 28, 2012 11:50:41 am

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale today jolted China’s northern Hebei Province,shaking buildings in the capital Beijing.

The epicenter,with a depth of 8 km,was located in the bordering area between a Tangshan City district and Luanxian County in Hebei,the China Earthquake Networks Center said.

Minor tremors were felt in Beijing and Tianjian,two mega cities both within a 200-km distance to Tangshan,the centre said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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