Moderate intensity quake shakes North East

Last Updated: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 22:39

Shillong: An earthquake measuring 6.4 on
the Richter Scale shook most of North-East this evening,
creating panic in the region.

The epicenter of the quake was located at the
Indo-Myanmar border and it occurred at 7.24 pm, Central
Seismological Observatory here said.
People ran out of their homes as the quake shook the
buildings for about 10 seconds.

The epicenter was located at 24.8 degree North
Latitude and 94.6 degree East Longitude.

The quake occurred 30 km below the earth?s surface and
was felt in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and parts of Mizoram and
Nagaland.

No immediate report of any damage or casualty has been
received.
The tremor was felt in some West Bengal districts too,
the regional MET office here said.

There was no report of any loss of human life and damage
to property, reports reaching here said.

The tremor was felt at 7.23 pm with its epicentre 24.8
degrees north and 94.6 degrees east in the region of
Myanmar-India border in Manipur, the Met office said quoting
a preliminary report.

PTI




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