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Earthquake in northeast, Kolkata

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From Bhupen Goswami

GUWAHATI :A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the northeastern region including Assam and Mizoram early on Friday, the National Seismology Department said. According to the European-Mediterranean Earthquake Centre (EMSC), it falls in the area of the Indo-Myanmar border. The tremors were felt far and wide in West Bengal, Tripura and Assam in eastern India. The earth is said to have shook for about 30 seconds in most parts of Kolkata and Guwahati. Its centre was 184 kilometres west of Chittagong. According to the National Centre for Seismology, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck 73 km southeast of Thenzole in Mizoram at around 5:15 am this morning. No loss of life or property has been reported so far. According to data shared by the department, the epicentre of the earthquake was near the Myanmar border with Mizoram. The earthquake occurred at 5.15 pm and its depth was 35 kilometres below the ground. Tremors were felt at several places in Assam, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura. The Northeastern region is located in a high seismic region, causing frequent earthquakes in the region.

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