Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake shakes India-Myanmar border region

Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake shakes India-Myanmar border region

Nov 26 (Reuters) – A strong, shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Myanmar-India border region early Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

According to the National Center for Seismology of India, the earthquake had a depth of 12 km and was about 140 km from Aizawl in northeast India.

It was felt in Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far away as the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, some 280 miles (450.62 km) from Aizawl, according to eyewitness accounts posted on the website of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. (EMSC) and by users on Twitter.

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“Very strong,” posted one of those witnesses to EMSC from Chittagong, which is about 184 kilometers (115 miles) west of the earthquake’s epicenter.

The tremors were felt in the northeastern states of India and major cities in Bangladesh, according to EMSC and the Indian earthquake monitoring agency.

EMSC set the magnitude of the quake at 5.8, after previously giving it a magnitude of 6.0.

(This story was resubmitted to the correct name of the reporter.)

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Report from Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru and Devjyot Ghoshal; Edited by Sam Holmes and Lincoln Feast

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