Moderate Quake Hits Northern China

Beijing residents felt the tremors of a 4.7-magnitude earthquake which struck 200 kilometers east of the Chinese capital on Monday morning, though no immediate damages or injuries have been reported, according to The Associated Press:

At the epicenter in Luan county, operators at several hotels said guests staying on upper floors felt the buildings sway. People in Beijing took to Chinese versions of Twitter to say buildings shuddered.

An earthquake in the same region in 1976 was one of China’s deadliest. Located near the city of Tangshan, the quake left more than 240,000 dead.

May 28, 2012 12:53 AM
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