Earthquake Strikes Tibet
An earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, hit Tibet in the early hours of the morning. It struck 400km west of the holy Tibetan Buddhist city of Shigatse. Officals are not sure at this stage what damage the earthquake may have caused. The nearest villages are about 70kms away from the epicentre.
Tibet receives frequent strong earthquakes. The last one was recorded in July 2004, measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale, near the border of Tibet and Nepal.