A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was reported near the India-Myanmar border on Friday morning, according to the National Center for Seismology.
Tremors were felt across Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam. Witness accounts on European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) website said that the quake was felt as far away as Kolkata.
“It was one of the longest earthquakes I’ve ever felt,”– one such witness from Mizoram’s Thenzawl posted on EMSC.
According to news agency Reuters, the tremors were felt in Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far as Kolkata in eastern India.
Moreover, one of the witness accounts from Chittagong defined the quake as ‘very strong’ on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) website, as cited by Reuters.
EMSC pegged the quake’s magnitude as 5.8, but earlier it was said that the quake was to be of 6.0 and also said that the epicentre was about 126 kilometres south-east of Aizawl in northeastern India.
Above all the epicentre of the earthquake was 183 kilometres east of Chittagong in Bangladesh. In addition, according to the Seismology Center, the quake occurred at 5.15am.
But, there are no reports of any loss to life or property. However, there were also reports of a second earthquake at 5.53 am.
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