Sun, 29 Jul 2012 13:51:42 GMT | By PTI

Earthquake of moderate intensity rocks north-east

Shillong: An earthquake of moderate intensity shook Meghalaya, Assam and some other north-east states on Sunday, but there was no report of any casualty or damage to property


Earthquake of moderate intensity rocks north-east

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The quake, which had a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter scale, hit the region at around 7:51 am, with the epicentre located 70 km underneath the earth's crust in Myanmar, officials at the Seismological Survey of India said.

The officials said the quake was of "moderate" intensity and all major towns in the region felt the tremor. Earlier this month, tremors of magnitude 5.4 and 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit the region, with their epicentres located in Phek and Nagaland region of Nagaland respectively.

Today's tremor was felt in Itanagar, Guwahati, Agartala, Kohima and Imphal. Police said there was no report of any casualty or damage to property in Meghalaya. Manipur was also rocked for some seconds by a mild tremor at 8.52 am. No damage was reported from any part of the state due to the tremor.

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