Earthquake measuring 6.7 on Richter scale hits northeastern states


Shillong: An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked India’s northeastern states and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Bhutan on Monday morning , officials said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

“The quake, measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 4.37 am and had its epicenter in Manipur’s Tamenglong district bordering,” said an official of the regional seismological center here in Meghalaya.

The earthquake was felt in parts of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.

India’s northeast is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world. (IANS)