Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hits Manipur
Imphal, June 19 (EMN): Most of the residents in Imphal wake up early on Monday after an earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit the volatile north eastern border state at around 4.05 am. The epicenter of the quake was located at latitude of 24.7 degree north and longitude 93.0 degree east (in Thoubal district), the sources said
However no human casualty or damages of property during the day’s slight intensity earthquake were reported. The report stated that it was the third earthquake in the north eastern state in one month.
in Narum village, a remote village in Manipur has been experiencing an ‘unnatural sound’ emanated from the earth’s surface since June 13 onwards. Some of the villagers had vacated their houses which is about 100 km south of Imphal after hearing the ‘unusual sound’ in the last 40/50 years, according to a social worker of the village. The sounds which continues off and on sounds like ‘water dropping’ sound, ‘absorption of water’, ‘fan sound’. Further it reported that the sounds become louder when there is no rain.
Following the district administration’s request, an expert team including the geologists had visited the village on Saturday to find out the details.
A few days ago, a mild earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 hit Churachandpur district Manipur. Earlier on June 1, an earthquake of 3.2 magnitude hit Senapati district, Manipur at around 5:48 p.m.
On 4th January 2016, seven people were killed and more than 50 people were injured when a powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Manipur and other northeast states toppling concrete buildings and splitting roads across the highly seismic region.