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Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 jolts Arunachal Pradesh, tremors felt in several northeastern states

Earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh: According to National Center for Seismology the earthquake occurred at 10:59 AM and the epicenter was somewhere in West Siang.

Shashank Shantanu Edited By: Shashank Shantanu New Delhi Updated on: November 10, 2022 12:19 IST
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Arunachal Earthquake: An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 jolted Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday sending tremors in several several northeastern states. According to National Center for Seismology the earthquake occurred at 10:59 AM and the epicenter was somewhere in West Siang. No report of any loss of life or property has been received so far.

No damage to properties or loss of lives was reported immediately, news agency PTI quoted West Siang's District Disaster Management Officer (DDMO) Nima Dorjee, as saying.

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The tremors were felt in other parts of the state as well, District Information and Public Relations Officer D Angu added.

The earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh comes a day after a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Nepal sending tremors as far as Delhi-NCR and several states in India, including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar and Jharkhand.

The earthquake with its epicenter at Khaptad National Park in the Doti district of the quake-prone Himalayan nation damaged several houses in the region. At least six people were killed and several injured in Wednesday's earthquake.

In April 2015, a devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and wounding nearly 22,000 others.

(With inputs from agencies)

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