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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Myanmar-India border region: EMSC

The quake was at a depth of 30 km (18.64 miles) and was about 126 km southeast of Aizawl in north eastern India, EMSC added.

The quake was felt in Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far away as Kolkata. (Representational Photo)

A shallow and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Myanmar-India border region early on Friday, India’s National Center for Seismology said.

The quake was felt in Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far away as Kolkata, 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. EMSC pegged the temblor’s magnitude at 5.8, after having earlier given it a magnitude of 6.0 and said the epicentre was about 126 km southeast of Aizawl in northeastern India.

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First published on: 26-11-2021 at 05:46:42 am
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