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October 30, 2015 12:36
Earthquake Of Slight Magnitude In India’s North-Eastern States, Bangladesh

In the early hours of Friday, an earthquake of low intensity hit north-eastern states of India and few parts of Bangladesh, according to an official. No reports of damage or causalities are available yet. The quake that occurred at 3.45 a.m., is measured to be 4.9 on the Richter Scale with epicentre in Karimganj district of Assam.

The central seismological centre seismologist said, "The quake, measuring 4.9 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 3.45 a.m. and had its epicentre in Assam's Karimganj district bordering Bangladesh."

The quake was felt in few areas of Meghalaya, Assam, besides adjoining areas of north-eastern region and some areas in Bangladesh. The time span was for nearly 10 to 12 seconds.

Seismologists consider north-eastern states of India including Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Manipur as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.


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