Friday, February 4, 2011

Earthquake rocks Assam, Neighbouring states

Agartala/Guwahati, Feb 4 – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the entire northeast India and adjoining Myanmar and Bangladesh Friday evening, but no casualties were reported, officials said.

According to meteorological department officials, the tremor occurred at around 7.24 p.m. in most parts of northeast region, neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh with its epicentre along the India-Myanmar border with Manipur.

While, an earthquake measuring six point four (6.4) on Richter scale rocked Meghalaya at 7:24 in the evening. Major tremor lasted for 30 seconds.

According to Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, epicenter of the quake was Manipur-Myanmar border at 24.8 Latitude North and 94.5 Longitude East.

"Most parts of the northeast comprising eights states suffered a power cut during the tremble. However, power supply was restored within 30 to 40 minutes," a power department official told IANS here.

The tremor was felt in many places of Assam.

"The apartment where we stay was literally swaying for close to about 20 seconds. We rushed out of our home in panic," said Parveen Hussain, a housewife in Assam’s main city of Guwahati, about 500 km away from Imphal.

The epicentre of this earthquake was Mayanmar-India border region. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damages in the state.

In Imphal, an earthquake measuring 6.5 Richter scale has occurred. The epicenter of the earthquake was in CHIN wind river, 88 km from Imphal. The earth quake occurred at 7.24 p.m. and remained for more than 10 minutes.

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