A 6.1 Magnitude Shakes the India-Myanmar Border Region

The National Centre for Seismology in India has reported that a shallow but strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Myanmar-India border region early Friday morning. 

According to the agency, the earthquake was at a depth of 7.5 miles and about 87 miles from Aizawl in northeastern India.

Witness accounts posted on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said the earthquake was also felt, in Bangladesh and the east Indian city of Kolkata, about 280 miles from the epicenter. 

“A dawn has broken. My family and I were asleep. Suddenly a tremor felt, and we were about to jump out of our bed! Then it stopped. Luckily, no loss and damage were recorded,” a witness located at about 86 kilometers west from the epicenter posted.

EMSC later downgraded the earthquake from 6.0 to 5.8 magnitude, with the epicenter at about 126 kilometers southeast of Aizawl in northeastern India.

There were no immediate reports of damage.


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