Singngat, Feb 24: An earthquake of light-to-moderate intensity was felt in Manipur on Thursday. The magnitude of the earthquake measures 5.2 on richter scale, Press Trust of India reported, citing Ministry of Environment. The maximum impact of the tremors were felt in Singngat and adjoining regions. The earthquake occurred at 5:32 PM in the evening, states United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The epicentre of earthquake is yet to be confirmed. The tremors reportedly originated 10 km away from Singngat. No casualties have been reported as of yet.
Singngat, the sub-divisional headquarter of Chandrapur district, houses a significant section of Manipur’s population. The area falls in South-East Manipur, located near Mizoram and Myanmar.
The earthquake in Manipur came hours after tremors of 3.5 magnitude were felt in West Sikkim. The earthquake had occurred at 3:09 AM. No casualties were reported.
District authorities of Chandrapur have been alerted following the earthquake. Although the tremors appeared mild, the administration is expected to take measures as per requirement.
In a major earthquake on February 6, 5.6 magnitude tremors originated from Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district. The tremors were felt across northern India, including Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and other parts. However, no casualties were reported. The intensity of earthquake was reported to be mild. Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat had expressed the need of well equipped disaster-management units to address post-earthquake conditions.
Published Date: February 24, 2017 6:39 PM IST | Updated Date: February 24, 2017 7:04 PM IST