Tremor in Meghalaya for second consecutive day

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Shillong, Jul 28 (UNI) An earthquake of light intensity shook the Meghalaya capital in the early hour today.

The tremor, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at 0412 hours with its epicentre at latitude 23.63 degree north and longitude 94.7 degree east in Myanmar-India border region, about 300 km from the Central Seismological Observatory (CSO) at Upper Shillong, CSO officials told UNI here.

However, there was no report of any injury or damage to property, the officials added.

This is the second tremor to rock Shillong in two days.

Yesterday's quake measured 4.8 on the Richter scale. It had its epicentre at latitude 24.8 degree north and longitudes 90.6 degree east of Bangladesh-India border region.

Meghalaya lies in 'zone five' of the seismic map, making it highly susceptible to earthquakes.


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