6 dead, over 50 injured as earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude hits northeastern India

Guwahati: A high-intensity earthquake on Monday hit the northeastern region of the country, epicentre of which was in Manipur, according to the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Rescue team says that 5 deaths in Manipur and 1 in Assam. 

Strong earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude hits India's northeastern region

The quake, measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale, took place at 4.35 AM at a depth of 17 km below the ground and the epicentre is located at Tamenglong district of Manipur.

The epicentre has been located at Long 24.8 Deg North and Lat 93.5 Deg East, it said.

The tremor was felt in the North Eastern and Eastern part of the country.

The earthquake was felt in parts of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

(Developing Story)

10:13 AM
Fresh tremor measuring 3.6 on richter scale in Manipur.

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10:12 AM

08:18 AM

08:16 AM
PM is continuously monitoring the situation in the Northeast due to the earthquake. He spoke to Arunachal Pradesh CM Shri Nabam Tuki: PMO

NDRF team has been instructed to move from Guwahati to the areas affected by the earthquake: PMO

NDRF team has been instructed to move from Guwahati to the areas affected by the earthquake.

07:24 AM

07:17 AM
Injured persons in Siliguri (WB) brought to hospital, given medical treatment.

07:15 AM
PM Modi on quake

Spoke to Rajnath ji, who is in Assam, on the situation arising due to the earthquake & asked him to oversee the situation.

07:12 AM

Had a telephone conversation with Assam CM Shri Tarun Gogoi on the earthquake in the state & the region.


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