Strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hits Indo-Myanmar border area


India’s National Center for Seismology said a shallow and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Myanmar-India border region early Friday.

According to eyewitness accounts posted by users on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) website and on Twitter, the quake was felt as far as Chittagong in Bangladesh and Kolkata in eastern India.

“Very strong,” one such witness posted on EMSC from Chittagong, about 184 km (115 mi) west of the epicenter of the quake.

The EMSC pegged the earthquake at 5.8, giving it a magnitude of 6.0, and said the epicenter was about 126 km south-east of Aizawl in northeast India.

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