GUWAHATI, April 24 - An earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, rocked the northeastern region around 1:45 am on Wednesday. According to India Meteorology Department (IMD), the epicentre of the tremor was found to be at Latitude 28.6 degree North and Longitude 94.4 degree East in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The depth of the quake was 10 km below the Earth�s surface. It needs mention here that this was the ninth earthquake to have rocked the northeastern region during the current year.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) sources said here this evening that no report of any damage resulting from the earthquake has come from any part of the State.
Earlier on April 15, an earthquake of magnitude 5 rocked the region and its epicentre was found to be in Mizoram. Its depth was 10 km below the Earth�s surface.
Till April 4 this year, seven earthquakes rocked the region. Epicentres of five of those earthquakes, including the April 4 one, were located in Manipur � three in Senapati district and one each in Churachandpur and Chandel districts. The epicentres of the other two earthquakes were located in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya and Karbi Anglong hills of Assam respectively.
Meanwhile, an official press release here today stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquired about the damage caused by the earthquake while talking to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over phone. The Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister for the sincerity he has shown towards the northeastern region despite his busy schedule.