New Delhi: Four earthquakes of 5.5, 5.6, 3.8 and 4.9 magnitudes hit the eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh consecutively on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday. No casualties or damage to buildings has been reported so far. Also Read - Man Holds On To The Rope After 100 Metre-High Glass Bridge in China Shatters | Photos
The epicentre of the earthquake was located at a depth of 64 km at the northeast of Bomdila in West Kameng district, according to USGS Big Quakes. Tremors were felt across the eastern states in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland, as well as in the neighbouring parts of China. Also Read - NASA Denounces China Over 'Irresponsible Standards' After its Rocket Disintegrates Over Indian Ocean
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that the first earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter’s Scale happened at 2:52 PM in East Kameng at a depth of 10 km. Two more jolts of magnitudes 3.8 and 4.9 followed in East Kameng and Kurung Kumey district. Also Read - Chinese Rocket Re-Enters Earth, Debris Lands in Indian Ocean West Of Maldives
The latest tremor of magnitude 5.5 was reported at 4:24 am on Saturday also from East Kameng.
The north-eastern region of India falls under ‘Zone 5’ on the seismic map, the highest level in susceptibility of earthquakes. As a result, the eastern states are always at a high risk of earthquakes.