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Moderate tremors felt in India’s northeast region, Bhutan


By NewsGram Staff Writer

Shillong: A moderate intensity earthquake jolted India’s north-eastern states and parts of Bhutan on Friday night. An official of the meteorological department said, “the quake had its epicentre in Assam’s Darrang district bordering China. It was measured 4.6 on the Richter Scale and occurred at 10:27 PM.” The quake lasted for about 10 to 12 seconds. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

Besides parts of Bhutan, tremors were felt in parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and adjoining areas of north-eastern region.

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

(With inputs from IANS)



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An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Papua Barat province on Friday, officials said. There was, however, no report of any casualty.

The earthquake had an epicentre of 26 km under Manokwari town, but no tsunami warning was issued, Xinhua news agency quoted an meteorology official as saying.

No major damage or casualty has been reported, Indonesia’s national disaster management agency spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

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