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Friday, December 3, 2021

6.1 magnitude earthquake shocks Burma-India border region

A magnitude 6.1 quake struck near the Burma-India border around dawn on Friday, but no immediate casualties or damage were reported.

According to the National Center for Seismology of India, the earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 7.5 miles (12 km) and occurred about 87 miles (140 km) from Aizola in northeastern India.

According to eyewitness accounts compiled by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), tremors that began after 5 a.m. local time were felt in Chittagong in Bangladesh and even in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, about 280 miles (450.62 km) away. from Aizawl.

One of the pieces of evidence collected by the EMSC was from an Indian from Hnachtial, about 52 miles (84 km) from the epicenter.

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“Suddenly there was a shiver … and we were about to jump out of bed! Then it stopped. Fortunately, no losses or injuries were recorded … Thank God that he protected us, ”the man said.

Another witness said the quake felt “very strong” in Chittagong, about 115 miles (184 km) west of the quake’s epicenter.

The tremors were felt in states in northeastern India and other major urban areas in Bangladesh, according to EMSC and the Indian Earthquake Monitoring Agency.

The EMSC rated magnitude 5.8 after previously assigned it a magnitude of 6.0.

Reuters contributed to this article.

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