Strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes regions of Arunachal Pradesh near India-China border

18 November 2017, 07:48 AM
Earthquake - File Photo
Earthquake - File Photo

A strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the richter scale struck Arunachal Pradesh in the wee hour of Saturday. The tremors were felt in the region along the India-China border.

A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border, in the early hours of Saturday. The quake struck at 6:34 a.m (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The quake struck at a depth of about 10 km, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. It was followed by 5-magnitude earthquake at 8:31 a.m (Beijing time) around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

First Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 07:33 AM
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