5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh early morning, 4th in 24 hrs
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.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- On receiving information from the locals, the police rushed to the spot to take up rescue operations.
- Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
- The state government earlier ruled out a cut in state taxes to bring down fuel prices citing reduction in revenue.