Mild earthquake rocks NE states

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IMPHAL, November 21: An earthquake rocked the North eastern states of Manipur Assam and Nagaland this morning at around 8.45 am.

According to the Unit Geological Centre based at Shillong, the earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shook the region at exactly 8.45 am and its epicentre was located at 24.947°N, 95.226°E in Myanmar, about 130 km south east of Manipur capital Imphal.  

Even though there have been no reports of major damage during the earthquake, nonetheless it caused a major panic amongst the people of the region.

The epicentre of today’s earthquake is also stated to be centred near the epicentre of the earthquake which had killed around 50 persons in Myanmar in September this year.

Meanwhile, the state disaster management department is yet to function properly, even though the state lies in the region which is considered by seismologists to be the sixth most earthquake-prone belt in the world.

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