Earthquake shudders North East India


North East region
Shillong, Feb 5: It was a shuddery Saturday, Feb 5 morning for people from the North East as an earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude rocked Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Imphal. The epicenter of the quake is believed to be the Indo-Myanmar border and occurred at around 7.24 pm, the Central Seismological Observatory reported.

The quake was felt by residents for close to 10 seconds and several buildings developed cracks in the aftermath. No casulaties have been reported so far.

While Meghalaya was rocked by a major tremor that lasted for 30 seconds and measured 6.4 in the Richter scale; less low intensity tremors were also reported. The epicenter was located at 24.8 Latitude North and 94.5 Longitude East. Arunachal Pradesh also experienced minor tremors.

Shillong residents felt tremors measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, according to the Meteorological Department. Imphal also suffered the impact with a quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale at 7:24 pm that continued for more than 10 minutes.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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