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Accordingto seismologists, the Northeastern region comes under ‘Zone 5’ on the seismic map, making the states susceptible to earthquakes. ‘Zone5’ covers the areas with the highest risks
Accordingto seismologists, the Northeastern region comes under ‘Zone 5’ on the seismic map, making the states susceptible to earthquakes. ‘Zone5’ covers the areas with the highest risks|Representational image
ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Another earthquake of 5.5 magnitude jolts Arunachal, 4th in 24 hrs

Latest one reported at 4.24 am, epicenter again at a depth of 10 km in East Kameng district; tremors felt at several other places of Northeast

Mehzabin Sultana

Guwahati: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Arunachal Pradesh at 4.24 am on Saturday. This was the fourth earthquake reported in the state in the last 24 hours.

The tremors were felt in several other parts of Northeast India including Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the first earthquake of 5.6 magnitude was reported at 2.52 pm on Friday, followed by another of 3.8 magnitude at 3.04 pm. The epicenter of both the earthquakes was located 45 km from Seppa in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The third earthquake was of 4.9 magnitude which was recorded at 3.21 pm. Epicenter for this quake was said to be Kurung Kamey district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The epicenter of Saturday morning’s earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, was said to be East Kameng district
The epicenter of Saturday morning’s earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, was said to be East Kameng district
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So far, there has been no reports of loss of life or damage to property due to the quakes, as per reports.

According to seismologists, the Northeastern region comes under 'Zone 5' on the seismic map, making the states susceptible to earthquakes. 'Zone 5' covers the areas with the highest risks.