Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits India-Myanmar border area

Tremors felt as far-off as Kolkata, India however there have been no instant stories of harm.

A shallow and robust 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Myanmar-India border area early on Friday morning, however there have been no instant stories of harm.

According to India’s National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake was at a depth of 12 kilometres (7.5 miles), and about 140 kilometres (87 miles) from Aizawl in northeastern India.

It was felt within the coastal metropolis of Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far-off because the east Indian metropolis of Kolkata, some 451 kilometres (280 miles) from the epicentre near Aizawl, based on witness accounts posted on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) web site and on Twitter.

“Very strong,” one such witness posted on EMSC from Chittagong.

Tremors have been felt throughout states in northeastern India and different main cities in Bangladesh, based on the EMSC and India’s earthquake monitoring company.

EMSC put the magnitude at 5.8, after having earlier given it a magnitude of 6.0.