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Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits India-Myanmar border region

Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits India-Myanmar border region

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Myanmar-India border region on early Friday. Tremors felt as far away as Kolkata, India’s National Centre for Seismology (INCS) reported.

As the INCS said, the earthquake was at a depth of 12 kilometres, and about 140 kilometres from Aizawl in northeastern India. India’s seismologists said there were no immediate reports of damage despite the powerful struck. A shallow and strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Myanmar-India border region early on Friday early hours.

Tremor was felt in the coastal city of Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far away as the east Indian city of Kolkata, some 451 kilometres from the epicentre near Aizawl, according to witness accounts posted on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) website and on social network.

The witnesses have shared their perceptions on Twitter, one user from Chittagong said the earthquake was “very strong”. Early morning, tremors were felt across states in northeastern India and other major cities in Bangladesh, according to the EMSC and India’s earthquake monitoring agency.

EMSC put the magnitude at 5.8, after having earlier given it a magnitude of 6.0, Vietnam Daily reports.