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Epicenter of the first two earthquakes was said to be 45 km from Seppa, headquarters of East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh
Epicenter of the first two earthquakes was said to be 45 km from Seppa, headquarters of East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh|EastMojo image
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Back-to-back earthquakes of magnitude 5.6, 3.8, 4.9 rock Northeast

Tremors were felt across Assam and other states of region; epicenter for first two quakes said to be East Kameng, third in Kurung Kumey of Arunachal Pradesh

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Guwahati: Three back-to-back earthquakes rocked Assam and other Northeastern states, one after the other, around 2.52 pm, 3.04 pm and 3.21 pm, respectively, on Friday.

As per reports from the Indian Meterological Department, the magnitude of the first earthquake was 5.6 on the Richter scale while the following tremor was a mild one with 3.8 magnitude on the Richter scale. The epicenter of both the earthquakes was located 45 km from Seppa at East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh (27.4231°N, 93.0176° E).

The epicenter of the earthquake in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh
The epicenter of the earthquake in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh
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So far, there are no reports of any damage or loss of lives from any location. More details are awaited.

Subsequently, as per reports, a third jolt of 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale was felt around 3.21 pm on Friday. Epicenter for this quake was said to be Kurung Kamey district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Back-to-back earthquakes of magnitude 5.6, 3.8, 4.9 rock Northeast