Breaking: Earthquake Measuring 6.0 in Manipur
- The quake occurred at 12:17 pm at a depth of 35 km
- There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake
Imphal: An earthquake hit the Myanmar-India (Manipur) Border Region measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale this afternoon, sources said.
According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the quake occurred at 12:17 pm at a depth of 35 km. It occurred in the Myanmar-India (Manipur) Border Region at a latitude of 24.7 N and longitude of 94.7 E.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was 22.8 km (14 miles) deep and hit 101 km (63 miles) east of Imphal.
Earlier, the 2016 Imphal earthquake struck northeast India in the state of Manipur on January 4 with a moment magnitude of 6.7 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). At least eleven people were killed, 200 others were injured and numerous buildings were damaged. The quake was also strongly felt in Bangladesh. It was also extensively felt in eastern and north-eastern India. The earthquake, which hit at 4:35 a.m. on 4 January local time (23:05 UTC, 3 January), was centred in an isolated area.
The Indian Plate or India Plate is a major tectonic plate straddling the equator in the eastern hemisphere. Originally a part of the ancient continent of Gondwana, India broke away from the other fragments of Gondwana 100 million years ago and began moving north.