Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh, no major damage

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EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

A Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh today. The epicentre of the shallow earthquake was about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Along.  Small Land slide occurred in few places and also cracks has been appeared in few houses situated at Darak circle of West Siang district,  informed kanto Danggen, Director, Disaster Management,  Arunachal Pradesh . There is no report of loss of life and heavy damage of public property, he informed. 

He also informed that few images of earthquake also goes viral in social media, but these images are not from Arunachal Pradesh, so there is no need of panic. He also appealed to the people not the post earthquake photographs which are not related to today’s earthquake. 


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A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. It struck at 1:45 am.

The epicentre of the shallow earthquake was about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Along, and 180 kilometres southwest of the state capital Itanagar.

Arunachal Pradesh is the least densely populated state, but is still home to more than 1.2 million people, according to the state government’s website.

China’s official state news agency Xinhua said the earthquake was felt in Tibet, which neighbours the state.

USGS estimated there was a “low likelihood” of casualties and damage from the earthquake.

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