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Massive earthquake hits Manipur, northeast: As it happened on January 4, 2016

At least seven persons were killed and more than 100 others injured in Manipur in a high intensity earthquake that hit the north-east early Monday morning. Here are the latest updates:-

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 01:20

Imphal: At least seven persons were killed and more than 100 others injured in Manipur in a high intensity earthquake that hit the north-east early Monday morning. Here are the latest updates:-  

4 January 2016, 17:56 PM

The Centre is providing all necessary assistance to the Manipur government to mitigate the quake crisis, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

4 January 2016, 16:58 PM

Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA, has said that two NDRF teams have are on the spot in Imphal for earthquake rescue and relief work

4 January 2016, 15:47 PM

Centre government will send two teams of engineers from Power Grid Corportaion to Manipur to assist in restoring the power supply after an earthquake hit northeast India early Monday, an official statement said.


4 January 2016, 15:26 PM

Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally overseeing the relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Manipur and other parts of northeast. 

4 January 2016, 15:14 PM

At least 12 people were injured in West Bengal due to earthquake in Manipur and other north-eastern states. Reports of people suffering injuries came in from north Bengal's Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts as the strong temblor hit the country's north-eastern states and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan early on Monday morning.

4 January 2016, 14:05 PM

Power supply to Imphal city has been disrupted and some power installations have suffered damage, an official statement said after Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha held a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Monday morning.

4 January 2016, 13:32 PM

NDRF team headed by MS Pandey has arrived in Imphal with a team of 65 personnel for relief and rescue work in earthquake-hit areas.

4 January 2016, 12:17 PM

PM Modi has spoken to Manipur CM Shri Okram Ibobi Singh to discussed the quake situation

4 January 2016, 12:14 PM

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed "deep distress" over the loss of lives and the destruction due to earthquake. Also, she has asked its Chief Ministers in the region to ensure immediate relief and rescue operations. 

4 January 2016, 11:53 AM

On directions given by PM Narendra Modi, Union Minister Jitendra Singh to leave for Manipur shortly to assess the earthquake situation in the state

4 January 2016, 11:22 AM

According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) officials, at least 30 buildings have developed cracks.

4 January 2016, 10:52 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manipur and other north eastern states affected by the earthquake: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi

4 January 2016, 10:46 AM

National Crisis Management Committee meeting underway to review rescue and relief operations in Manipur earthquake.


4 January 2016, 10:22 AM

Centre to send 2 teams of National Disaster Response Force to Manipur by air for relief work

4 January 2016, 10:20 AM

PMO is closely monitoring the earthquake affected areas; Centre is in touch with affected state governments: Jitendra Singh, Minister of State(MoS) (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

4 January 2016, 10:16 AM

Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh and I had a telephone conversation; we discussed post-earthquake situation in Manipur and Northeast: PM Narendra Modi

4 January 2016, 10:15 AM

Manipur Chief Minister to visit Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal where injured persons are being treated.

4 January 2016, 10:12 AM

Ministry of Home Affairs has said that there is continuous communication with the state government; NDMA is monitoring and coordinating all relief activities in the quake-hit area.

4 January 2016, 10:09 AM

Top officials of National Crisis Management Committee are conducting a meeting to assess the situation after earthquake in Manipur.

4 January 2016, 10:03 AM

According to India Meteorological Department, fresh earthquake of magnitude 3.6 felt at 9:27 AM in Manipur.

4 January 2016, 10:01 AM

A girl was killed in a building collapse at Tamenglong distrtict, while another person died at Taobungkhok village in Imphal West district.


4 January 2016, 10:00 AM

Electricity connection was cut off in Manipur soon after the quake and was yet to be restored.


4 January 2016, 09:55 AM

Many buildings collapsed in Tamenglong while several others in Imphal, including the market complex, developed cracks, sources said.

4 January 2016, 09:53 AM

Death toll has risen to 6 and nearly 100 have been injured till reports last came in. India's northeast is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

4 January 2016, 09:53 AM

 The earthquake was felt in parts of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura. 


4 January 2016, 09:51 AM

The epicentre has been located at Long 24.8 Deg North and Lat 93.5 Deg East.


4 January 2016, 09:49 AM

The quake occurred at 4.35 AM at a depth of 17 km below the ground. The epicentre is located at somewhere in Tamenglong district of Manipur.