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4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Meghalaya-Bangladesh border

Tremors due to the 4.3 magnitude earthquake were felt across Meghalaya, but no damages have been reported

4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Meghalaya-Bangladesh border

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2021-02-12T10:40:58+05:30

Guwahati: A mild 4.3 magnitude earthquake, originating 82 kilometres South-West of Sohra, Meghalaya jolted regions of Northeast India earlier in the morning today.

The tremor which occurred not too far from the India-Bangladesh border took place at a depth of 55 kilometres around 7:10 am in the morning, officials at the Regional Seismological Centre here said. The jolt was felt across several parts of Meghalaya today.

According to officials, no damages to life or property have been reported so far. This is the second mild earthquake reported in the Northeast Indian region.

On May 25, an earthquake, originating in Churachandpur district of Manipur measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale shook several parts of Northeast India. Tremors were felt in Guwahati city of Assam and also in other states such as Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram. According to reports, the earthquake occurred at 8:18 pm in the evening at Latitude :24.4 North and Longitude: 93.7 East at a depth of 40 kilometres.

The earthquake occurred 15 kilometres west of Moirang in Manipur. According to preliminary reports, no damages to lives and property have been reported till the filing of this report.

Meanwhile, rain and flood continues to wreak havoc in Assa, where at least 21 people were killed yesterday in a series of landslides.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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