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Strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hits India-Myanmar border; tremors felt in Kolkata, Guwahati


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Strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hits India-Myanmar border

Highlights

  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in the Myanmar-India border region.
  • The tremors were felt as far away as in West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam in eastern India.
  • So far, no reports of any damage have surfaced.

A strong and shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in the Myanmar-India border region early on Friday. The quake was reported at 5.15 am with its epicentre at a depth of 73 km southeast of Thenzawl, Mizoram, according to the National Centre of Seismology (NCS).

The tremors were felt as far away as in West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam in eastern India.  

 

The depth of the quake was 12 km. So far, no reports of any damage have surfaced. 

 

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