A moderate earthquake hits Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh

A moderate earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale hit Manipur’s Chandel district on Sunday. A major quake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 03.02. p.m, taken from National Center for Seismology (NCS), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government. Northeastern states, especially Manipur, frequently witnesses mild to moderate earthquakes that force the public and private builders to construct quake preventive houses. Seismologists consider the mountainous northeastern region as the sixth most earthquake-prone belt in the world. On the other hand Arunachal Pradesh, Dibang Valley also felt a moderate earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale with its epicenter at a depth of 19 km at 2:42 pm on the same day.

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