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IMPHAL, Aug 23 - An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude shook most parts of North-East India and Manipur this morning.

According to preliminary reports of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicentre of the quake was in the Myanmar-India border region and the tremors were felt across the India-Myanmar border region.

In Manipur, which was hit by a strong earthquake on January 4 this year, which claimed 10 lives besides damaging more than 2,000 buildings, most of the residents felt the moderate tremor around 7.41 am.

�However, there are not reports of damage or human casualty here,� said a resident of Moreh, a border town located around 110 km south east of Imphal along the Indo-Mynamar international boundary.

Barely two hours ahead of the day�s tremor, a very low intensity quake measuring about 3.1 magnitude on the Ritcher scale was also reported with Karbi Anglong in Assam as its epicentre around 5.30 am, according to the IMD reports.

On July 28 this year, Ukhrul district also witnessed a very low-intensity quake measuring 4.4 magnitude on the Ritcher scale with its epicentre between Latitude 24.7 and Longitude 94.2 in Ukhrul region.

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Tremor rocks Manipur

IMPHAL, Aug 23 - An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude shook most parts of North-East India and Manipur this morning.

According to preliminary reports of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicentre of the quake was in the Myanmar-India border region and the tremors were felt across the India-Myanmar border region.

In Manipur, which was hit by a strong earthquake on January 4 this year, which claimed 10 lives besides damaging more than 2,000 buildings, most of the residents felt the moderate tremor around 7.41 am.

�However, there are not reports of damage or human casualty here,� said a resident of Moreh, a border town located around 110 km south east of Imphal along the Indo-Mynamar international boundary.

Barely two hours ahead of the day�s tremor, a very low intensity quake measuring about 3.1 magnitude on the Ritcher scale was also reported with Karbi Anglong in Assam as its epicentre around 5.30 am, according to the IMD reports.

On July 28 this year, Ukhrul district also witnessed a very low-intensity quake measuring 4.4 magnitude on the Ritcher scale with its epicentre between Latitude 24.7 and Longitude 94.2 in Ukhrul region.