IMPHAL/ITANAGAR: Minor earthquakes shook Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, causing panic among people though no loss of life or property has been reported so far, officials said.
Officials said that Friday's quakes lasted for several seconds, forcing panic-stricken people to run out of their homes.
According to the National Centre for Seismology data, a quake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was experienced at 3.12 a.m. in eastern Manipur's Kamjong district, with its epicentre at a depth of 10 km.
Another tremor measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale occurred at 8.21 a.m. in western Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district at a depth of 10 km.
Friday's earthquake in Manipur is the second temblor in 48 hours. On Wednesday, a quake measuring 4.3 occurred in eastern Manipur's Ukhrul district.
The northeastern states, especially Mizoram, frequently witness mild to moderate earthquakes. Seismologists consider the mountainous northeast region as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world. (IANS)
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