Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
New Delhi : A strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude on Richter Scale struck northeast India on Wednesday morning, said the US Geological Survey (USGS). The tremors were felt in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring nations China and Tibet.
The USGS has located the epicentre of the earthquake at 71 miles (114 km) northwest of the town of Dibrugarh, at a very shallow depth of 5.8 miles (9 km). According to Indian Meteorological Department, a quake with 5.8 magnitude struck at 1:45 am in West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh. It had a latitude of 28.6°N, longitude of 94.4°W and a depth of 10 kilometres.
China's news agency Xinhua also reported quake in several parts of Tibet. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or major property damage.
Several people took to Twitter to report about the tremors. “Two times earthquake felt at upper Assam Tinsukia on 1:45 am. For at least 2 secs,” wrote one user with twitter handle @rajib4d. Another user @Choi_Debis writes, “Scary earthquake in upper Assam, India just a while ago... my whole bed was shaken up for half a minute or more.”