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Earthquake measuring 6.1 hits Arunachal Pradesh

The epicentre of the quake was about 40 kilometres southeast of Along, and 180 kilometres southwest of the state capital Itanagar.

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Itanagar Updated on: April 24, 2019 8:33 IST
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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Arunachal Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday, the USGS said.

The quake struck at 1:45 am.

The epicentre of the quake was about 40 kilometres southeast of Along, and 180 kilometres southwest of the state capital Itanagar.

China's official state news agency Xinhua said the quake was felt in Tibet too.

The India Meteorological Department said the earthquake's magnitude was 5.8 on the Richter scale.

There was, however, a low likelihood of casualties and damage from the quake.

Earthquake measuring 4.8 hits Kathmandu

Another earthquake -- with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter Scale hit Kathmandu, Nepal at 6:14 am on Wednesday.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said that the earthquake measured 4.8 on the Richter scale.

The National Emergency Operation Centre, Nepal added earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.2 and 4.3 hit Naubise in Dhading district at 6:29 am and 6:40 am respectively, ANI reported.

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