Natural Disasters

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hits Tripura; tremors felt in Assam, Bangladesh

The tremors caused by a shallow earthquake lasted for about a minute

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Wednesday 04 January 2017
Tripura is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it is situated on seismic zone V. Credit: USGS
Tripura is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it is situated on seismic zone V. Credit: USGS Tripura is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it is situated on seismic zone V. Credit: USGS

Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit northeast India and parts of eastern Bangladesh at around 2:42 pm IST today. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of earthquake was 16 km from Kumarghat in Tripura. Mild tremors were felt in Guwahati .

The tremors, which also jolted Bangladesh (Dhaka), were initially dim, followed by some strong ones. The tremors caused by a shallow earthquake lasted for about a minute. The earthquake had a depth of 36 kilometres.

Tripura is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it lies in seismic zone V.

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