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Quake measuring 5.8 hits north-east India

CNN-IBN
Nov 21, 2011 at 10:19am IST

New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the richter scale shook north-east India on Monday morning. The epicentre was on the Myanmar-India border region.

It was recorded at 8.46 hrs and was felt across the north region of the country.

The epicentre was located at 24.947°N, 95.226°E in Myanmar, about 130 km east of Manipur capital Imphal, the website of US Geological Survey said.

Quake measuring 5.8 hits north-east India

The earthquake was recorded at 8.46 hrs and was felt across the north region of the country. (USGS)

Seven northeastern states - Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur - are considered by seismologists to be the sixth most earthquake-prone belt in the world.

The region experienced one of the worst earthquakes, measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale, in 1897, that claimed the lives of over 1,600 people.

In September, more than 50 people died after a killer quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook the region.

(With additional information from IANS)

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