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Earthquake of 6.1 Magnitude Strikes Northeast India & Parts of West Bengal


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The quake was at a depth of 30 km (18.64 miles) and was about 126 km southeast of Aizawl in north eastern India, EMSC added.

Kolkata woke up to tremors of a massive earthquake measuring magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale that jolted the India-Myanmar border region early on Friday. It was officially reported by the National Center for Seismology.

People, who felt the effects of the earthquake in parts of India, including Kolkata, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam besides Bangladesh, took to Twitter to report the tremor.

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The epicentre of the quake lay 183km east of Chittagong in Bangladesh. According to the National Center for Seismology, the quake occured at 5.15am, at a depth of 35km. There were also reports of a second quake at 5.53am.

Tremors were felt across states in northeastern India and major cities in Bangladesh, according to EMSC and India’s earthquake monitoring agency.

EMSC pegged the temblor’s magnitude at 5.8, after having earlier given it a magnitude of 6.0.

On November 20, measuring 4.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale had jolted Guwahati and other parts of Assam. The earthquake was reported at 1:12 pm and the depth of the quake was 10 km, according to the NCS.

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