2nd LD Writethru: Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hits India-Myanmar border area

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26th Nov, 2021. 11:50 am
Earthquake hits India-Myanmar

Earthquake hits India-Myanmar

NEW DELHI/YANGON, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Myanmar border area on Friday morning, according to India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS).

The earthquake occurred at 5:15 a.m. local time, it said. “The epicenter of the earthquake was in Myanmar located at 22.77 degrees north latitude and 93.23 degrees east longitude,” it said. “The depth of the earthquake was 12 km.”

Myanmar’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department said the earthquake struck the area 8 km northeast of Thantlang town of Chin state, at a depth of 46 km. India’s NCS said tremors were felt across India’s northeastern part including the Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam states and even Kolkata, the state capital of West Bengal. Many people who felt the jolts reported the tremors on the social media platforms.

“I felt it strongly in Kolkata,” wrote Shradha Kushal Ganguly from Kolkata. There were also reports of a second earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale at 5:53 a.m. local time, the NCS said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties in the earthquake on both sides of India and Myanmar