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Fresh quake hits northeast India, neighbouring countries

Fresh quake hits northeast India, neighbouring countries

Agartala/Aizawl: Fresh quake rocked the entire northeastern India and adjoining areas on Sunday, a Met official said.

There are no immediate report of loss of life or properties from anywhere in the region, comprising eight states.

"A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit most parts of northeastern states and Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh," Tripura meteorological department director Dilip Saha told IANS in Agartala.

"The earthquake occurred at 12.39 p.m. Reports of any loss of life and property are yet to be received," he added.

Disaster management control rooms of Tripura, Mizoram and other states in mountainous northeast said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

The Met Office said the epicentre of the fresh earthquake was also in Nepal.

"The tremors were also felt in most of the eastern states, Bangladesh and Myanmar," the official said.

The northeastern region, comprising eight hilly states, is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt (zone five) in the world.

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