Quake hits India’s northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)July 1st, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted India’s northeast Sunday morning. Officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.
The quake measured 5.8 on the Richter scale.
According to the Regional Seismological Centre here, the epicentre lay in Phek district of Nagaland.
Besides Meghalaya and Nagaland, the other states which felt the tremors include Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, an official added.
India’s northeast is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.
The region experienced one of the worst earthquakes, measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale, in 1897 that claimed the lives of over 1,600 people.
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