Quake jolts NE with 5.5 magnitude
IMPHAL, August 23: An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude lasting well over 10 minutes shook most parts of northeast India and Manipur in particular on Tuesday morning.
According to preliminary earthquake report of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicenter of the quake was in Myanmar-India border region and the tremors were felt across the India-Myanmar border region.
In Manipur which was hit by a strong earthquake on January 4 this year which claim 10 lives besides damaging more than 2000 buildings, most of the residents felt the moderate tremor at about 7.41 am. However there are no reports of damages or human casualty here.
Barely two hours ahead of the day’s tremor a very low intensity quake measuring about 3.1 magnitude in Ritcher scale was also reported with Karbi Anglong in Assam as its epicenter at around 5.30 am, according to IMD reports.
On July 28 this year, Manipur’s Ukhrul district also witnessed a very low intensity quake measuring 4.4 magnitude in Ritcher scale with its epicenter in between latitude 24.7 and longitude 94.2 under Ukhrul region.