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Moderate earthquake rocks northeast

By EMN Updated: Nov 07, 2013 12:02 am

Staff Reporter

AN earthquake of moderate intensity on Wednesday rocked part of northeastern region including Nagaland.
The quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale had its epicenter at the Karbi Anglong region in Assam. The India Seismological Department said the tremor had at a depth of 20 km with latitude 26.5 degree north and longitude 93.5 degree east.
Here in Nagaland, the quake occurred at 9.47 am, and was reportedly felt in Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha, Peren and Phek districts. According to sources, the tremor was not felt in Eastern Nagaland. Sources from Mokokchung and Mon even said they were unaware of the tremor.
Karbi Anglong being the epicenter, the tremor was felt mostly in Dimapur district. However, the quake was reported to be mild in other districts.
In Assam, the Met office said the earthquake struck at 9.46 am and lasted a few seconds, jolting doors and windows.
The quake was reported to have even been felt in Shillong.
However, there were no reports of casualties or damage to property from any of the areas where it occurred.
With inputs from PTI & IANS

By EMN Updated: Nov 07, 2013 12:02:06 am