6.1 Earthquake Magnitude Shakes Burma-India Border Region


A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the border between Burma and India around dawn on Friday, with no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

According to the National Center for Seismology in India, the quake occurred at a shallow depth of 7.5 miles (12 km), about 87 miles (140 km) from Aizawl in northeastern India.

Witnesses collected by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported that the quake that began after 5 am local time was about 280 miles (450.62 km) to Chittagong, Bangladesh, and the city of Kolkata in eastern India. It was felt in. From Aizawl.

One of the testimonies collected by the EMSC was from an Indian in Hnahthial, about 52 miles (84 km) from the epicenter.

“Suddenly shivering … and we were about to jump out of bed! That stopped. Fortunately, no losses or damages were recorded … Thanks to God for protecting us.” Said the person.

Another witness said the quake felt “very strong” in Chittagong, about 115 miles (184 km) west of the epicenter.

According to the EMSC and seismic monitoring agencies in India, tremors were felt in the northeastern provinces of India and other major urban areas of Bangladesh.

The EMSC fixed the epicenter magnitude to 5.8 after previously giving it a magnitude of 6.0.

Reuters contributed to this article.

Aldograph Redley

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