Earthquake hits of Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills, people feel mild tremors

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New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2017 10:54:50 AM

No loss of life and property has been reported due to the quake.

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An earthquake measuring 4.5 on Richter scale has hit the East Garo Hills of Meghalaya, India Meteorological Department said on Saturday. No loss of life and property has been reported due to the quake. As per initial inputs, people in the region felt mild tremors due to the quake. It latitude was  “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 12-02-2017, 09:35:30 IST, Lat:25.6 N & Long: 90.8 E, Depth: 10 Km, Region,” India Meteorological Department tweeted.

The quake comes a week after a strong earthquake, epicentred in Uttarakhand and measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, had rattled residents of Delhi and north India on Monday night, creating panic and leading office workers to evacuate buildings.

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According to the preliminary IMD report, the quake, classified as moderate, occurred at 10.33 p.m. at a point 30.5 degree North latitude 79.1 degrees East longitude in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district. Its depth was 33 km. Tremors were felt in Punjab , Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand also.

Further inputs awaited

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