Quake hits India’s northeast region, Bhutan

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An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted India’s northeastern states and parts of Bhutan on Friday night, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

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“The quake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 10.27 p.m. and had its epicentre in Assam’s Darrang district bordering China,” said an official of the meteorological department.

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The earthquake was felt in some parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and adjoining areas of northeastern region, besides parts of Bhutan.

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It lasted for about 10 to 12 seconds.

India’s northeast is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

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