Another Quake in Northeast within 12 Hours

Within just 12 hours, another earthquake, having an intensity of 5.7 on the Richter scale, shook northeastern Indian states abutting Myanmar early Tuesday.

Officials said that the death toll in Monday’ quake in Bhutan went up to 11.

An earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, rocked parts of India’s northeast at 1.08 am on Tuesday with the epicenter being located along Myanmar, said the Indian meteorological department.

The quake shook northeastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur, besides Myanmar.

On Monday, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude rocked Bhutan and northeastern Indian states.

“There are no immediate reports of any damage to lives and properties in Tuesday’s earthquake, although people panicked and ran out of their homes with Monday’s high intensity quake still fresh in their minds,” said a disaster management official in Guwahati.

In the meanwhile, Bhutanese authorities said that the death toll in Monday’s earthquakeBhutan had risen to 11 with an injured victim succumbing overnight.

“The death count is now 11 and several others are injured. We are assessing the extent of damage and compiling reports from the ground to know more about any more casualties,” U. Tenzing, an official of Bhutan’s disaster management department, was quoted as saying by media.

There were three Indians among those killed in Bhutan – they were hit by falling boulders in the eastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar and their bodies have been handed over to Indian authorities in the northeastern state of Assam.

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