7 magnitude Earthquake hits India-Myanmar border, tremors in north India

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india earthquakeAn earthquake measuring 7 magnitude hit India-Myanmar border, triggering tremors in parts of Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Delhi and parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

The earthquake was centered about 385 kilometers northwest of the Myanmar capital Naypyidaw. The depth was about 134 kilometers below the surface of the earth, making it a relatively deep earthquake.

There were no immediate reports on any casualties or damage to properties, but an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 would be felt across a large region and is capable of causing serious damage. The depth of the earthquake would minimize the effects.

Television pictures showed people running out of their residences and offices. Several buildings were evacuated following the tremors.

Wednesday’s  quake comes three days after a 6.6- magnitude  struck north eastern Afghanistan.  The jolt  killed six people and injured dozens in Pakistan. It shook buildings and sparked panic in many cities in northern India and Bangladesh.