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Earthquake rocks State
Staff Reporter Dimapur, FEB 4 (NPN/IANS):
Published on 5 Feb. 2011 12:39 AM IST
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A strong earthquake measuring 6.4-magnitude hit Nagaland, Manipur, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and parts of West Bengal, Friday evening.
The quake struck at a depth of 88 kilometres (55 miles), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with its epicenter 85 kilometres east of Imphal along India-Myanmar border region. The quake hit Nagaland at around 7.24 p.m. However there were no immediate reports of damage and casualty.
“Most parts of the northeast comprising eights states suffered a power cut during the tremble. However, power supply was restored within 30 to 40 minutes,” a power department official told IANS.
Friday’s quake was the second tremor since Tuesday, when a 3.8 quake hit some parts of northeast India and adjacent Bangladesh. The GSI had recently notified that mountainous region could experience a devastating earthquake as the region, according to seismologists, falls in the zone V, the sixth worst quake-prone belt in the world.

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