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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh early morning, 4th in 24 hrs

On Friday, three earthquakes of 5.6, 3.8 and 4.9 magnitude hit Arunachal Pradesh within minutes of each other, according to the MeT Department.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2019 09:12 IST
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East Kameng (Arunachal Pradesh)
No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far due to the quakes, each of which lasted for a few seconds, officials said.
No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far due to the quakes, each of which lasted for a few seconds, officials said.(Representative Image)
         

An earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude on Richter Scale hit East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh at 4:24 am on Saturday, informed Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

On Friday, three earthquakes of 5.6, 3.8 and 4.9 magnitude hit Arunachal Pradesh within minutes of each other, according to the MeT Department.

No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far due to the quakes, each of which lasted for a few seconds, officials said.

The first quake of 5.6-magnitude occurred at 2.52 pm at a depth of 10 km in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, the tremors of which were felt in Itanagar, Guwahati, other parts of Assam and Dimapur in Nagaland, the Meteorological (MeT) Department website said.

The second one of 3.8-magnitude was recorded at 3.04 pm, also at the depth of 10 km at another site in East Kameng.

The third 4.9-magnitude quake was recorded at 3.21 pm. It had its epicenter at a depth of 95 km in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal, the website stated.