Manipur earthquake: Facebook activates safety check feature

With a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale rocking India's northeastern region early Monday, Facebook has activated its safety check tool to help people in the area let friends and family know they are safe.

IANS| Last Updated: Jan 04, 2016, 12:27 PM IST
Manipur earthquake: Facebook activates safety check feature

New Delhi: With a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale rocking India's northeastern region early Monday, Facebook has activated its safety check tool to help people in the area let friends and family know they are safe.

"A major earthquake just struck northeastern India and we've activated Safety Check to help people in the area let friends and family know they're safe," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote.

 

A major earthquake just struck northeastern India and we've activated Safety Check to help people in the area let...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, January 3, 2016

 

The quake occurred at 4.35 a.m. and had its epicentre in Manipur's Tamenglong district. Initial reports indicate that one young girl was killed and 30 were injured.

Access the safety check tool here.