Earthquake Strikes Renowned Tibet Tourist Destination

Earthquake Strikes Renowned Tibet Tourist Destination

Dou Shicong

Date: Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:03 / source:Yicai
Earthquake Strikes Renowned Tibet Tourist Destination
Earthquake Strikes Renowned Tibet Tourist Destination

(Yicai Global) Nov. 18 -- Milin County, a renowned tourist destination in Tibet, was struck by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake this morning. No casualties have been reported so far.

The earthquake happened at 6:34 a.m. today at a depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was located in the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, the deepest gorge in the world, where the population is sparse, officials said.

Despite no casualties, villagers in the court felt a strong tremor, with some houses suffering severe damage and there was a power outage lasting several hours.

Milin, located in southeast Tibet and close to the spectacular Yarlung Zangbo River, Nyenchenthanglha Mountains and the Himalayas range.

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Keywords: Milin, Tibet, Earthquake, Himalayas, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon