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A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Assam, Nagaland

The tremor was felt around 8.59 AM on Sunday

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Assam, Nagaland

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Nov 2020 4:44 AM GMT


Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was felt in a few parts of Assam and Nagaland. The tremor was felt around 8.59 AM on Sunday at a depth of 23.2 KM. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) informed that the epicentre of the quake was 11 KM east of Mokokchung, Nagaland.

No casualty or loss of property has been reported yet. The NCS reported the same through a tweet:

"Earthquake of Magnitude:4.4, Occurred on 22-11-2020, 08:59:20 IST, Lat: 26.31 & Long: 94.63, Depth: 23.2 Km ,Location: 11km E of Mokokchung, Nagaland, India."


Earlier on Saturday, two earthquakes jolted Manipur back to back. A quake measuring 2.8 magnitude jolted Senapati area of Manipur at 6.54 AM, while the other one hit the state at 10.19 AM.

Since the last few months, the Northeastern region has been experiencing frequent tremors. It falls under Seismic Zone 5, which covers the high-risk areas for earthquakes.


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