Tremor Hits India-Bangladesh Border Region

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New Delhi: A moderate 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck the India-Bangladesh border region on Monday morning. Reportedly, the quake’s epicenter is 21km south-east of Manikchari in Bangladesh.

The quake occurred at 7:27 am in the morning. After the quake, aftershocks are expected within days, or weeks. The main quake can have devastating intensity causing debris that could injure people

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Seven northeastern states – Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur- are prone to earhtquakes. Seismologists consider these states as the sith major earthquake. Earlier this year in January a 6.8 magnitude earthquake India-Myanmar-Bangladesh border killing at least nine people and injuring nearly 200.

In 1987, the region experienced an 8.7 magnitude earthquake killing 1,600 people. No causalities have been reported so far. Further details are awaited in the incident. Watch this space for further updates.

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