Earthquake jolts India’s northeast

Shillong, Apr 4 – An earthquake of slight intensity jolted India’s north-eastern states on Thursday, an official said.

However, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

“The quake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 1.15 p.m. and had its epicentre in Manipur’s Senapati district,” a seismologist of the seismological centre, sai.

The earthquake was felt in some parts of Assam, Meghalaya, and adjoining areas of north-eastern region.

India’s north-eastern states — Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur — are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.