No casualties were reported. However, some buildings in Silchar in Assam were damaged in the quake.
Local seismology sources said the quake was first felt around 7.01 am in most parts of the northeast region and neighbouring Bangladesh. The tremor lasted for about four to five seconds, an official at the Regional Seismological Centre told agencies.
The seven northeastern states, namely, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, are considered as the sixth major earthquake-prone region in the world.
The region had experienced a horrible earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale in 1897. Over 1,600 people were killed in the quake.
(With IANS inputs)