April 13th, 2010
08:36 PM ET

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes China

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Qinghai province of China Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit at 7:49 a.m. local time (8:49 p.m. ET). The epicenter was about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Qamdo, Tibet. Qinghai borders the autonomous regions of Tibet and Xingjiang and the provinces of Gansu and Sichuan.

No other details were immediately available.

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  1. Andi

    Yes earthquakes are much more frequent in recent imes and we just have to prepare ourselves as we nor the geologist cannot tell who will be next. Instead of having disputes as to the volume we need to be cautious and more aware. We need to evaluate our structures and look out!

    April 14, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. Delaney

    I agree with Shannon...thanks for the reminder! :]

    April 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ACUFF

    I Hope someone is keeping an eye on all these earthquakes don:t you think its a little weird all in the east.

    May 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
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