5.9 magnitude earthquake rocked northeast India.

earthquake in northeastGuwahati: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale rocked India’s northeast, Myanmar and Bangladesh on Monday, caused panic among people.

The tremor was felt at 8.47am in most parts of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur, besides in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The epicentre was located at 24.947°N, 95.226°E in Myanmar, concerning 130 km east of Manipur capital Imphal, the website of US Geological Survey said.

Seven north-eastern states – Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur are considered by seismologists to be the sixth most earthquake-prone belt in the world.

The region experienced one of the nastiest earthquakes, measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale, in 1897, that asserts the lives of over 1,600 people.

In September, over 50 people died after a killer quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook the region.

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