5.5-mag­ni­tude earth­quake hits east­ern In­dian states

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Guwahati, In­dia - An earth­quake mea­sur­ing 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the large part of east­ern In­dia on Wed­nes­day re­sult­ing in the ac­ci­den­tal death of a per­son, of­fi­cials said.

The quake, which oc­curred at a depth of 13km around 10:20am with its epi­cen­tre in Kokra­jhar dis­trict in the north­east­ern state of As­sam, also rocked parts of the ad­ja­cent state of Megha­laya, apart from Bi­har and West Ben­gal in east­ern In­dia, an In­dia Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Depart­ment of­fi­cial said.

An As­sam State Disas­ter Man­age­ment Author­ity of­fi­cial said there was no re­port of any ma­jor dam­age in the state so far.

Strong tremors were also felt in the neigh­bour­ing coun­try of Bangladesh, The In­dian Ex­press re­ported.

A man died in the east­ern state of West Ben­gal dur­ing the earth­quake, re­ports said.

An earth­quake mea­sur­ing 4.6 on the Richter scale oc­curred in Jammu and Kash­mir, a disas­ter man­age­ment depart­ment of­fi­cial said. The quake was felt at 5:15am and the epi­cen­tre was lo­cated 199km north of Kargil town in the Ladakh re­gion, he said.

(AFP)

Fam­ily mem­bers of a youth mourns his death af­ter he fell from a stair­case dur­ing an earth­quake in Silig­uri, West Ben­gal on Wed­nes­day

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