Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:00:03 GMT

Earthquake hits India's northeast

Shillong, Jan 9 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted India's northeast Wednesday morning. Officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

The quake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale and was felt at 7.11 a.m.

According to the Regional Seismological Centre here, the epicentre lay in the India-Myanmar border.

Besides Meghalaya and Nagaland, the other states which felt the tremors included Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.

India's northeast is considered to be the sixth most earthquake-prone belt in the world.

©Indo-Asian News Service

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