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Quake hits northeast India, Bangladesh


Shillong: An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of northeast India and Bangladesh Saturday, an official said here.

According to district administrations in Tripura and southern Assam, no loss of life or damage to property was reported.

An India Meteorological Department official told IANS in Agartala that the 7 a.m. quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was in Karimganj (southern Assam), on the border with Bangladesh.

“The quake was also felt in many parts of eastern Bangladesh, besides Tripura and southern Assam,” the official added.

The Geological Survey of India had earlier notified that the northeastern region could experience a devastating earthquake, as the region, according to seismologists, falls in Zone V, the sixth-worst quake-prone belt in the world.