Massive earthquake shooks Myanmar, India's North East

13 April 2016

A massive earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale shook Myanmar and major parts of eastern India with the shocks being felt up to some parts of north India.

Initial reports from European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said an earthquake of magnitude 7 hit Myanmar.

The extent of the damage caused by the quake is not known, but it originated at 74km SE of Mawlaik, Burma. This is the second earthquake since Sunday. On Sunday an earthquake measuring 6.6 had hit the Hindukush region.

People in Kolkata and Guwahati vacated their residences in the wake of tremors felt in the cities and around. Tremors were felt even in Delhi and Patna, reports said.

Early visuals showed people vacating their buildings in fear at Kolkata after they felt the tremors. There were no immediate reports of damage to property and life.

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