The tremor occurred at 08:51 am at a depth of 50 kilometers, at east Amarpur in Gomati district Credit: Representational Image

Agartala: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude hit Tripura at 8.51 am on Saturday, The epicenter was reported at a depth of 50 km at Amarpur in Gomati district.

Disaster management official Sarat Kumar Das said that the tremor in Tripura was felt mildly. As per reports, the tremors were also in parts of Meghalaya and neighbouring Bangladesh.

The national centre for Seismology the tremor was felt 27 km east-southeast of Khagrachari in Bangladesh. That is the origin of the earthquake. The Amarpur subdivision in Gomti district of Tripura is very close to Khagrachari, therefore the tremor was felt in Amarpur. However, no casualties were reported.

Disaster Management Department officials said the magnitude of the earthquake was very low, originating in Bangladesh, there has been a feeling of tremors in the vicinity. But, very few people have felt the tremor.

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Meanwhile, there have been frequent earthquakes in the Northeast as Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have been hit by multiple earthquakes in the last few days.

Experts said the issue is of considerable concern, as the northeastern states are in seismic zone 5. However, frequent earthquakes in this highly risky region have caused panic.

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