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Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake - Xinjiang-Xizang Border Region

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 7.2
Date-Time

* Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 22:33:00 UTC
* Friday, March 21, 2008 at 06:33:00 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 35.445°N, 81.392°E
Depth 22.9 km (14.2 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region XINJIANG-XIZANG BORDER REGION

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©Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Rocks ejected by the explosion created impact craters when they landed.

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mid west floods
©AP/Southeast Missourian, Eisenhauer
Fedex driver Jay McMullin helps 78-year-old Odell Bunch into the delivery truck after Bunch's Ford Ranger was swept off Highway 34 by flood waters on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, near Jackson, Mo.

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