Mon, May 28, 2012
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4.8-magnitude earthquake hits north China

2012-05-28 03:31:14 GMT2012-05-28 11:31:14(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People contact family members and friends outside on a street shortly after feeling obvious shake of an earthquake in north China's Tianjin municipality, May 28, 2012. An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted north China's Hebei Province at 10:22 (0222 GMT) Monday, the China Earthquake Networks Center announced. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

People contact family members and friends outside on a street shortly after feeling obvious shake of an earthquake in north China's Tianjin municipality, May 28, 2012. An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted north China's Hebei Province at 10:22 (0222 GMT) Monday, the China Earthquake Networks Center announced. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

People contact family members and friends outside on a street shortly after feeling obvious shake of an earthquake in north China's Tianjin municipality, May 28, 2012. An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted north China's Hebei Province at 10:22 (0222 GMT) Monday, the China Earthquake Networks Center announced. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

People contact family members and friends outside on a street shortly after feeling obvious shake of an earthquake in north China's Tianjin municipality, May 28, 2012. An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted north China's Hebei Province at 10:22 (0222 GMT) Monday, the China Earthquake Networks Center announced. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted north China's Hebei Province at 10:22 a.m. Monday (Beijing Time), the China Earthquake Networks Center announced.

The epicenter, with a depth of 8 km, was located at the bordering area between a Tangshan City district and Luanxian County in Hebei, the earthquake monitor said.

Minor tremors were also felt in Beijing and Tianjian, two megacities both within a 200-km distance to Tangshan.

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