A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck Maduo County, Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province on Thursday, according to the provincial earthquake bureau, Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, reported.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 9 kilometres and had its epicentre at 35.56 degrees north latitude and 99.14 degrees east longitude, the bureau said.

The epicentre of the quake is 265 kilometres away from Xining City, capital of the province. The areas within 20 kilometres from the epicentre are sparsely populated. The quake was felt in Xining and Xinghai County, which is more than 70 kilometres away from the epicentre.

No casualties or property losses have been reported so far, according to local authorities.