Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hits India-Myanmar border region

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Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hits India-Myanmar border region
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  • Strong tremors of 6.1 magnitude hit the India-Myanmar border area early on Friday.
  • Chittagong in Bangladesh and Kolkata in eastern India were hit by the quake.
  • EMSC pegged the quake’s magnitude as 5.8, but earlier it had announced it to be 6.0.
A strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck the India-Myanmar border region early on Friday, said the National Centre of Seismology.

According to news agency Reuters, the tremors were felt in Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far as Kolkata in eastern India.

One of the witness accounts from Chittagong defined the quake as ‘very strong’ on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) website, as cited by Reuters.

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EMSC pegged the quake’s magnitude as 5.8, but earlier it had announced it to be 6.0 and also said that the epicentre was about 126 kilometres south-east of Aizawl in northeastern India.

There has been no report of loss of life or damage to property so far.

The quake, which was also felt in several northeastern states, was epicentered near the boundary with Myanmar near Mizoram, as per data shared by the department.

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It was recorded at 5.15 am, at a depth of 35 km, the data showed.

The northeastern region sits on a high seismic zone, making earthquakes frequent in the area.

(With inputs from PTI)

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