2008 Damxung earthquake

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2008 Damxung earthquake
Damxung earthquake shakemap.jpg
Date October 6, 2008 (2008-10-06)
Magnitude 6.4 Mw
Depth 10 kilometres (6 mi)
Epicenter 29°45′32.4″N 90°18′7.2″E / 29.759000°N 90.302000°E / 29.759000; 90.302000 [1]
Areas affected  China
Casualties 10 deaths [2]
11 serious injuries [3]

The 2008 Damxung earthquake hit Damxung County, Xizang (Tibet), west of Lhasa, in the People's Republic of China around 16:30 China Standard Time on October 6, 2008. The Chinese state media reported that the earthquake caused 10 deaths as of October 7.[2]

Three aftershocks above magnitude 5 followed the main earthquake.[4][5][6]

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