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Magnitude 2.9 earthquake hits Beijing
Published on: 2019-04-08
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051Beijing Haidian District

A 2.9-magnitude earthquake at a depth of 17 kilometers was detected at 1:25 pm on Sunday in Beijing's Haidian district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

052053Two earthquake experts said the minor quake was a normal activity in the earth's crust caused by changes in crustal stress, and there is no need for the public to panic.

"It is a normal and isolated event," said Guo Xun, dean of the Civil Engineering School at the Institute of Disaster Prevention.

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