6.1 magnitude earthquake hits India-Myanmar border region, rattles Bangladesh – National

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A superficial and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit the Myanmar-India border area early on Friday, India’s National Center for Seismology said.

The quake was felt in Chittagong, Bangladesh and as far away as Kolkata in eastern India, according to testimonies published on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centers (EMSC) website and by Twitter users.

“Very strong,” wrote one such witness at the EMSC from Chittagong, located about 184 km (115 miles) west of the epicenter of the quake.

The EMSC set the magnitude of the temperature at 5.8, having previously given it a magnitude of 6.0, and said the epicenter was about 126 km southeast of Aizawl in northeastern India.

(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Sam Holmes and Lincoln Feast)

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