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Quake hits Myanmar, northeast India, Bangladesh

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, April 13 (IANS): India's northeastern states and Bangladesh shook on Wednesday evening after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar, officials said.

The tremors were felt at 7.25 p.m. with its epicentre in the Myanmar-India border region, said an official of the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong.

Seven of the northeastern states -- Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur -- are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

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Quake hits Myanmar, northeast India, Bangladesh

SHILLONG, April 13 (IANS): India's northeastern states and Bangladesh shook on Wednesday evening after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar, officials said.

The tremors were felt at 7.25 p.m. with its epicentre in the Myanmar-India border region, said an official of the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong.

Seven of the northeastern states -- Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur -- are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.