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Earthquake of moderate intensity rocks north-east

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 09:34

Shillong: An earthquake of moderate intensity shook Meghalaya, Assam and some other north-east states on Sunday but there was no report of any casualty or damage to property.

The quake, which had a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter scale, hit the region at around 7:51 am and the epicentre was located 70 km underneath the earth’s crust in Myanmar, officials at the Seismological Survey of India said.

The officials said the quake was of "moderate" intensity and all major towns in the region felt the tremor.

Earlier this month, tremor having a magnitude of 5.4 and 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit the region with their epicentres located in Phek and Nagaland region of Nagaland respectively.

Today`s tremor was also felt in Itanagar, Guwahati, Agartala besides Kohima and Imphal.

Police said there was no report of any casualty or damage to property in Meghalaya.


First Published: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 08:27

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