Moderate earthquake rocks Nort-Eastern states, Myanmar

A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India's northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday.

Published: 25th March 2017 02:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2017 02:44 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

SHILLONG: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India's northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday, an official said.

There were no reports of any casualties or damage.

The tremor was felt at 7.05 a.m. with an epicentre located in the Myanmar-India border region, an official of the Regional Seismological Centre here said.

Seven northeastern states -- Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur -- are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

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