Thursday, August 18, 2022

3.5-magnitude earthquake hits Manipur

Manipur on Monday morning experienced a mild earthquake of 3.5 magnitude, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS) under the ministry of earth sciences.
According to Hindustan Times report, the earthquake struck around 10:06 am and the epicenter was said to be on the south side of Kamjong district.
In a tweet on Monday, the NCS said, “Earthquake of magnitude: 3.5, Occurred on 11-07-2022, 10:06:56 IST, Lat: 24.80 & Long: 94.43, Depth: 10 Km, Kamjong, Manipur, India for more information download the BhooKamp App.”
“Many people in my locality are not aware of it,” a resident of Ukhrul district, 84 kms north of Imphal, said.
Residents of other districts also experienced tremors. Fortunately, there were no reports of any damage to property or loss of lives in Kamjong and other parts of the state.
On July 26 last year, an earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale struck in Manipur’s Ukhrul district.
On January 4, 2016, the northeastern state experiences a strong earthquake of 6.7 magnitude, killing eight people and damaging several properties, including the iconic ‘Ima keithel’ (mother’s market) in Imphal.

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