Moderate earthquake measuring 6.0 on Richter scale jolts Manipur

Shobhit Kalra
Published on: 7 Jan 2018 10:50 AM GMT
Moderate earthquake measuring 6.0 on Richter scale jolts Manipur
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New Delhi: A moderate quake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale jolted regions around the India-Myanmar border on Sunday afternoon, with tremors felt in Manipur, officials said.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the quake occurred at a depth of 35 km below the surface and was recorded at 12.17 p.m.

The epicentre was calculated at latitude 24.7 degrees north and 94.7 degrees east, falling in Myanmar-India (Manipur) border region.

"We have received phone calls with people reporting tremors in parts of Manipur. The actual origin is, however, not exactly Manipur but towards the Myanmar-India border," said an official.

There were no reports of any casualties or damage to properties, the official added.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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