Earthquake hits India-Myanmar border, tremors felt in Assam

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar, Bangladesh and Myanmar-India border region on Tuesday morning.

FP Staff August 23, 2016 10:18:22 IST
Earthquake hits India-Myanmar border, tremors felt in Assam

Nay Pyi Taw: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar and Bangladesh on Tuesday morning. According to ANI, the earthquake hit India-Myanmar border region as well.

The epicentre of the earthquake was determined 57 km from Khampat, Myanmar (Burma), which hit the region at 7.41 am, the US Geological Survey said.

Reports suggest that earthquake tremors were felt in Guwahati and Karbi Anglong district in Assam.

Police and fire officials said there were no reports of any major damage so far, Xinhua news agency reported.

On Monday, a minor earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale struck Delhi and Haryana, officials said.

The epicentre of the quake was in Mahendragarh, Haryana, and it occurred at a depth of 10 km beneath the surface of the earth.

The quake struck at 2.50 pm and was described as minor by the met department official.

With inputs from IANS

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