Two earthquakes hit N-E,no report of casualty

Two earthquakes of slight and moderate intensity shook parts of north eastern states,but there was no report of any loss of life or damage anywhere in the region

Written by Press Trust Of India | Guwahati/ Shillong | Published: July 2, 2012 3:31 am

Two earthquakes of slight and moderate intensity shook parts of north eastern states on Sunday,but there was no report of any loss of life or damage anywhere in the region.

Panic-stricken people ran out of their dwellings in many areas as the temblors were felt in Assam,Arunachal Pradesh,Manipur,Nagaland,Meghalaya and Tripura.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD),an earthquake of 4.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale took place at 1.13 AM with its epicentre located in the Arunachal Pradesh-Xizang border region. It was at a focal depth of 10 kms. The second earthquake took place at 9.43 AM measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale with its epicentre located in the Phek region of Nagaland. The focal depth of the tremor was 50 kms,IMD said.

No casualty or property damage was reported,according to officials.

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