Burma earthquake: 5.1 tremor felt in India and Bangladesh

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bnonews | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The earthquake, which struck at 1:19 a.m. Myanmar time on Wednesday, was centered about 41 kilometers south of Mawlaik in western Myanmar, or 179 kilometers south of Imphal in India. It struck at a depth of about 100 kilometers.

Both the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the preliminary magnitude of Wednesday’s earthquake at 5.3. They said strong shaking was felt across the region.

Witnesses reported feeling the earthquake in parts of Myanmar, Bangladesh, and the Indian state of Assam, among other areas. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties as a result of the early-morning tremor.

On Tuesday, one woman was killed and several others were injured when a moderate earthquake hit the India-Bangladesh border.

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