Earthquake measuring 6.7 on Richter Scale hits Northeast;Already 6 dead over 50 injured
The United States Geological Survey reported that a magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred in northeastern India at 4:35 AM local time. The epicenter was near Imphal, the capital of the state of Manipur. Tremors were felt throughout the region, including Myanmar and Bangladesh.
An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked India’s northeastern states and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan on Monday morning, officials said.
In India, six people died due to injuries and at least 35 people were injured in Imphal, where a building collapsed. Reports of injuries also came in from Siliguri district of West Bengal. The number of those injured is likely to rise. Two NDRF teams have been rushed to Imphal from Guwahati.
“The quake, measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 4.37 a.m and had its epicentre in Manipur’s Tamenglong district,” said an official of the regional seismological centre here in Meghalaya.
Power supply has been cut-off in Imphal and is yet to be restored. At around 9.30 am, a fresh tremor measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale hit Manipur.
Meanwhile, the National Crisis Management Committee is scheduled to meet at 10.30 am to assess the situation. The NDMA is monitoring the situation and coordinating rescue efforts.