Shillong: An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked India’s northeastern states and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan on Monday morning , officials said.
“The quake, measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 4.37 a.m and had its epicentre in Manipur’s Tamenglong district bordering,” said an official of the regional seismological centre here in Meghalaya.
was felt in parts of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.
According to the latest reports, 1 person is dead and 50 injured in Imphal. Prime Minister Narendra has asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to oversee the situation.
Prime Minster also spoke to Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on the issue. He Tweeted:
PM is continuously monitoring the situation in the affected areas due to the earthquake. He spoke to Arunachal Pradesh CM
Nabam Tuki on the situation arising. Also, NDRF team has been instructed to move from Guwahati to the affected areas, PM Modi said.
India’s northeast is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.