4.5-magnitude earthquake hits north China, no casualties reported

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit Fengnan District, Tangshan city, north China's Hebei Province, at 8:02 am Thursday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, CENC.

"The epicentre was monitored at 39.31 degrees north latitude and 118.04 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 10 km," according to Chinese state news agency, Xinhua.

Strong tremors were felt in the nearby regions but no casualties have been reported so far.

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