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Moderate tremors felt in Arunachal, India-Myanmar border

| Updated: Jan 04, 2017 12:21 IST

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], Jan. 4 (ANI): A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded along the India-Myanmar border region at 12.20 a.m. today. "As per National Center for Seismology on January 4 at about 00:20 hrs (IST), an earthquake of Category-Moderate, Magnitude- 5.4, Stage- Orange, occurred in Myanmar India border region," stated a release. Similarly, a mild tremor measuring 4.3 on Richter scale was also reported in Kurung Kumey district in Arunachal Pradesh at around 1:02 a.m.today. This came hours after tremors were felt across Assam and Northeast India, as an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 rocked Tripura, near the India-Bangladesh border. The epicentre of the quake was near Ambassa, 59 km from state capital Agartala. The seven northeastern states - Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur - are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world. The region experienced an earthquake, measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale, in 1897. Over 1,600 people had died in that quake. (ANI)