5.9 Earth quake Jolts India

Earthquake struck in India

Earthquake struck in India

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 jolted the North-Eastern states at around 8.45 am on Monday morning. The tremors were also felt in Kolkata and Siliguri. 

The quake was centred around 133 km from Imphal and its epicentre was 24.947°N, 95.226°E, in the neighbouring Myanmar, at a depth of 121 km from the surface. The depth of the epicentre resulted in lesser loss as compared to when it would be nearer the surface. The tremor was felt at 8.47 a.m. in most parts of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, besides in Bangladesh and Mayanmar.

The quake was 137 km SE (125°) from Kohima, Nagaland, India and reports from the India-Myanmar border suggested no major loss of life and property.

Seven northeastern states – Assam, Meghalaya, Mizroram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur – are considered by seismologists to be the sixth most earthquake-prone belt in the world.

The region experienced one of the worst earthquakes, measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale in 1897, that claimed the lives of over 1,600 people.

Just recently in the month of September, more than 50 people dies after a killer quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted the region.

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