New Delhi: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter Scale had struck the northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh early on Wednesday, said the US Geological Survey. The quake hit an epicentre of about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Along and 180 kilometres southwest of Itanagar, the state’s capital.
The earthquake had struck at 1.45 AM (2015 GMT Tuesday) on April 24. The earthquake that hit Arunachal Pradesh was so strong that it was felt in Tibet (located near the Indian state), reported China’s official state news agency Xinhua. According to an estimate by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), there was a “low likelihood” of casualties and damage from the earthquake.
Meanwhile, on the same day, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter Scale hit Kathmandu, Nepal at 6:14 AM.
(With agency inputs)