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Moderate intensity earthquake hits Nagaland

Kohima: An earthquake of moderate intensity shook parts Nagaland in the small hours today, but there was no report of any loss of life or property.

Safe in the open. Reuters

According to the India Meteorological Department, an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude in the Richter Scale took place at 1.25 am this morning with its epicentre located somewhere in Kohima district of Nagaland.

The quake originated 35 km below the surface, the IMD said.

Today's earthquake followed two moderate intensity earthquakes that shook parts of North Eastern states including Nagaland on 1 July.

While a tremor of 4.8 magnitude in the Richter Scale took place at 1.13 am in Arunachal Pradesh, the second one occurred at 9.43 am measuring 5.8 in the Richter scale with its epicentre located in the Phek region of Nagaland.

PTI