|Earthquake damage in Dewlaland, Manipur (Twitter Photo/@RockyWahengbam)|
A 6.7 magnitude Earthquake in Manipur has claimed lives of atleast six people and injured 100 others. The earthquake occurred around 4:36 a.m. early Monday morning with epicenter at Noney village in Tamenglong district of Manipur, the Indian Meteorological Department reported.
Tremors have been reported from Assam, Manipur, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar states of India including in the bordering regions of Myanmar, Bangladesh and Tibet.The tremor was even felt in Bhutan and eastern Nepal.
“Five people are confirmed dead,” The Hindustan Times has written quoting Anurag Gupta, the National Disaster Management Authority. One man has been reportedly dead of a heart attack following the quake across the border in Bangladesh.
The Northeast Frontier Railway suspended train movement for two hours immediately after the earthquake.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), "The January 3, 2016 M 6.7 earthquake near Imphal, India occurred as the result of strike slip faulting in the complex plate boundary region between India and the Eurasia plate in southeast Asia."
Moderate-to-large earthquakes in this region are fairly common; 19 other M 6+ earthquakes have occurred within 250 km of the 2016 event over the preceding century.
29 km (18mi) W of Imphal, India
33 km (21mi) NW of Mayang Imphal, India
38 km (24mi) NNW of Moirang, India
42 km (26mi) WNW of Thoubal, India
352 km (219mi) ENE of Dhaka, Bangladesh
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