New Delhi: An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude occurred in District Tamernglong, Manipur state in the morning at 4.35 AM today. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) immediately took action and started coordinating with the State Governments, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, NDRF, Ministry of Telecom and other concerned Government departments and agencies for search & rescue and relief.
NDMA spoke to the control room/relief commissioners of all the states in the North-East: Manipur, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland and the State of West Bengal. NDMA is working in close coordination and guidance of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). So far, 05 deaths and 33 injuries have been reported from Imphal (at 08:50 AM). Damages to a few buildings, residential units and Government Offices have been reported, including damage to a six storey building in Imphal.
Two NDRF teams are being air lifted from Guwahati to Imphal. Communication systems are functioning, particularly BSNL. There is continuous communication with the state Government. NDMA is monitoring and coordinating all relief activities. National Crisis Management Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary is meeting at 10.30 AM today to assess the situation and provide all necessary help from Government of India.