Quake of 5.5 magnitude hits Indo-Myanmar border, no casualties

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake also struck Karbi Anglong district in Assam at 5:30 am.

New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit the Indo-Myanmar border region at 7:11 am on Tuesday morning, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Meanwhile, another earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale shook Assam on Tuesday, forcing people to rush out of their houses in panic.

There was no immediate report of any injury or damage to property due to the tremors, the police said.

Met office in Guwahati said the first quake of 3.1 intensity rocked Guwahati and other places of the state at 5.30 am.

It had its epicentre at latitude 25.6 degree north and longitude 93.2 degree east at a depth of 10 km in Karbi Anglong district of the state.

The second tremor of moderate intensity was at 7:41 am with its epicentre 23.8 north and 94.5 degree east in the Indo-Myanmar region at a depth of 100 km, the office said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle with agency inputs )
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