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Facebook activates safety check tool for Manipur earthquake

With a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale rocking India's northeastern region, Facebook has activated its safety check tool for people in the area.

By: IANS | January 4, 2016 12:55:33 pm
Facebook, Facebook Safety Check tool, Facebook Earthquake safety check, North-east earthquake, northeast earthquake, Facebook tool, Manipur earthquake Facebook has activated its safety check tool in Manipur after an earthquake struck the region.

With a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale rocking India’s northeastern region early Monday, Facebook has activated its safety check tool to help people in the area let their friends and family know that they are safe.

“A major earthquake just struck northeastern India and we’ve activated Safety Check to help people in the area let friends and family know they’re safe,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote.

“Tremors were also felt in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal. If you appear to be nearby, we will send you a notification to access Safety Check so you can share that you are safe and see that people you care about are safe as well,” Zuckerberg posted on Facebook.

The quake occurred at 4.35 a.m. and had its epicentre in Manipur’s Tamenglong district. Initial reports indicate that one young girl was killed and 30 were injured.

“My thoughts are with everyone in the affected areas. May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy,” Zuckerberg said. The safety check tool can be accessed at here.

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