Strong earthquake strikes Tibet; Arunachal, Assam feel tremors

A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.3 on Richter scale hit Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border, in the early hours of Saturday.

The quake struck at 0403 IST. Tremors were felt in most of Arunachal Pradesh and many areas in Assam. Reports of early morning tremors came in from Itanagar, Ziro, Namsai, Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh while Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Duliajan, Moran, Sivasagar and Jorhat in Assam felt the tremors. Reports from Guwahati as well said about mild to low intensity shakes.

The quake struck at a depth of about 10 km, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. Xinhua News Agency put the magnitude at 6.9.

It was followed by 5-magnitude earthquake at 8:31 a.m (Beijing time) around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The second quake struck at a depth of about 6 km.

There was no immediate detail given on the damage caused or number of casualties.

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