Shillong: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked the northeastern states on Tuesday, an official said.
There were no reports of any casualties or damage.
The tremor was felt at 7.40 a.m. with an epicentre located in Assam’s Karimganj district bordering Bangladesh, an official of the Regional Seismological Centre here said.
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.
A couple of days ago, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Christchurch, New Zealand. The geological department later issued a Tsunami warning after a quake struck 91 km off Christchurch. As per current reports 2 lives were lost in the natural calamity.