YANGON, Myanmar (Reuters) – Early on Friday (November 26), a shallow and violent earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 jolted the Myanmar-India border region, although no damage was recorded.
According to India’s National Center for Seismology, the quake hit at a depth of 12 kilometres and was around 140 kilometres from Aizawl in northeastern India.
It was felt in Bangladesh’s Chittagong and as far away as Kolkata, India’s east Indian capital, some 280 miles (450.62 km) from Aizawl, according to witness comments posted on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) website and Twitter users.
On EMSC, a witness from Chittagong, some 184 kilometres (115 miles) west of the epicentre, reported, “Very powerful.”
Tremors were detected across northeastern India and major cities in Bangladesh, according to EMSC and India’s earthquake monitoring organisation.
After being given a magnitude of 6.0, the temblor’s magnitude was lowered to 5.8 by EMSC.