Imphal, Jan 7: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Manipur on Sunday afternoon. The tremors were felt at 12.17 pm. There were no immediate reports of any loss of lives or damage to property. More details are awaited.
As per the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was 86 KM East of Yairipok at a depth of 22.8 km.
Earlier on January 4 in 2016, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake had hit Manipur. At least 11 persons were killed and 200 others were left injured. Numerous buildings were also damaged. The quake was so strong that the tremors were felt in Bangladesh too. The earthquake was centered in an isolated area. It was one of the most damaging earthquakes in Manipur since 1880 and 1939.