Strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude strikes India-Burma border region

27-Nov-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM Print This Post

A shallow and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Myanmar-India border region early on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

According to India’s National centre for Seismology, the quake was at depth of 12 km, and was about 140 km away of Aisawl in northeastern India.

The earthquake was felt as far away as Kolkata

The earthquake was felt as far away as Kolkata

It was felt in Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far away as east Indian city of Kolkata, some 280 miles (450.62 km) from Aisawl, according to witness accounts posted on European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) website and by users on Twitter.

“Very strong,” one such witness posted on EMSC from Chittagong, which is about 184 km (115 miles) west of the quake’s epicentre.

Tremors were felt across states in northeastern India and major cities in Bangladesh, according to EMSC and India’s earthquake monitoring agency.

EMSC pegged the temblor’s magnitude at 5.8, after having earlier given it a magnitude of 6.0.

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