Strong earthquake of 6.1 Magnitude hits India-Myanmar border
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the northeast region, including Assam and Mizoram, in the early hours of Friday, the National Seismology Department said. The tremors were also felt in many parts of West Bengal, officials said, adding, there has been no report of loss of life or damage to property so far.
“The quake could be felt almost everywhere in West Bengal,” a senior official of the state’s disaster management department said.
EMSC (Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre) later set the magnitude at 5.8, after having earlier given it a magnitude of 6.0, and said the epicentre was about 126 km southeast of Aizawl in northeastern India.
The northeastern region sits on a high seismic zone, making earthquakes frequent in the area. A 6.4 magnitude quake shook Assam and parts of the region on April 28.