Moderate intensity earthquake hits North Eastern states
Guwahati: An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of Meghalaya, Assam and other North Eastern states today.
The epicentre of the quake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, was located in the East Garo Hills in Meghalaya and the quake took place at 1312 hrs, the Seismological Centre in Shillong said.
There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage, said an official of the Regional Seismological Centre said.
Last month, a moderate earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, rocked the northeastern states.
Seven of the 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.
In 1897, the region experienced an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale that left over 1,600 people dead and wreaked heavy property damage.