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.
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.