A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes India-Myanmar | News about earthquakes

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Shakes were felt as far away as Kolkata, India, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Myanmar-India border early Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

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

It was felt in the coastal city of Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far away as the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, about 451 kilometers (280 miles) from the epicenter near Aizawl, according to testimonies published on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center’s (EMSC) website and on Twitter.

“Very strong,” wrote one such witness at the EMSC from Chittagong.

Shakes were felt over states in northeastern India and other major cities in Bangladesh, according to the EMSC and India’s earthquake monitoring bureau.

The EMSC set the magnitude at 5.8, having previously given it a magnitude of 6.0.


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