5.1-magnitude quake hits north China, no casualties reported

5.1-magnitude quake hits north China, no casualties reported

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Guye District of Tangshan City in north China's Hebei Province at 6:38 a.m. Sunday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), Kazinform reported citing Xinhua.

The epicenter was monitored at 39.78 degrees north latitude and 118.44 degrees east longitude, with the quake striking at a depth of 10 km, the CENC said. Strong tremors were felt in the nearby regions including Beijing.

A 2.2-magnitude quake and a 2.0-magnitude quake hit the district again at 7:02 a.m. and 7:26 a.m. Sunday respectively. No casualties have been reported so far. The public are in a stable mood and the emergency response work is being carried out in an orderly manner, according to the city government's information office.

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