Strong Earthquake jolts Tibet, killing 30

BEIJING (AP) -- China's official Xinhua News Agency says 30 people are dead after an earthquake struck Tibet.

The news agency said Monday a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit a county near Tibet's capital Lhasa.

The U.S. Geological Survey said there were two quakes. The first measured magnitude 6.6 and struck at 4:30 p.m. 50 miles west of Lhasa, more than 1,600 miles away from Beijing.

The second temblor measuring magnitude 5.1 hit about 15 minutes later, some 60 miles west of the Tibetan capital.

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