Arunachal Pradesh Hit By An Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.1
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the shallow quake was about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Along, and 180 kilometres southwest of the state capital Itanagar. The India Meteorological Department said the magnitude of the earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh was 5.8. However, the US Geological Survey said its magnitude was 6.1 on the Richter Scale.
The tremors were felt across Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and parts of bordering China, Tibet and Myanmar. China’s state news agency Xinhua said the quake was felt in several parts of Tibet.
There are no reports of loss of life or property so far. Several people took to Twitter to report about the tremors.
Prelim M6.1 Earthquake Arunachal Pradesh, India Apr-23 20:15 UTC, updates https://t.co/WZ8owYligM
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) April 23, 2019
The quake’s epicentre was located 71 miles (114 km) northwest of the town of Dibrugarh, at a very shallow depth of 5.8 miles (9 km), the USGS said.
The quake struck at 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday (2015 GMT on Tuesday) and could also be felt across the border in Tibet, the USGS said.