While all the focus was on Delhi who was stuck by earthquakes 4 times in a span of months the location changed this time. The center of quake and tremors was North East India this time. 2 consecutive earthquakes within a span of 13 minutes hit the region yesterday evening.
The first of the two clocking 5.5 on the Richter magnitude scale struck at 8:12 PM. The epicenter of the earthquake is said to be 15 km west of Moirang town in Manipur’s Bishnupur district. The earthquake following this was lower in magnitude.
The earthquake of magnitude 2.6 on the Richter scale hit 20Km west-south-west of Moirang town were the first earthquake originated. Almost all the districts of Manipur felt the effect with remote being felt across the border.
Areas of India-Mayanmar border and bordering areas of Bangladesh also felt the tremors. Tremors were also felt in the Barak valley region of Assam. Since the intensity of quakes was moderate to low no casualty or damage to property was reported. Manipur, where both the earthquakes originated, is under Zone V(high risk) in terms of earthquake risk.