logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
star Bookmark: Tag Tag Tag Tag Tag
Malaysia
An article was changed on the original website An article was changed on the original website An article was changed on the original website

Earthquake rattles northeast India, Tibet

NEW DELHI, April 24 — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early today and was felt in neighbouring Tibet.

The epicentre of the shallow quake was about 40km southeast of Along, and 180km southwest of the state capital Itanagar, according to the US Geological Survey.

It struck at 1.45am (4.15am Malaysian time). The USGS revised the magnitude down from 6.1.

Arunachal Pradesh is India’s least densely populated state, but is still home to more than 1.2 million people, according to the state government’s website.

There were no reports of casualties or damage in neighbouring Tibet, with Chinese national seismology authorities saying there were no villages within 20 kilometres of the earthquake or towns within a 50km radius.

New Delhi and Beijing for decades have disputed control of Arunachal Pradesh — a dispute that remains unresolved.

India considers Arunachal Pradesh one of its northeastern states, while China claims about 90,000 sq km of the territory.

Arunachal Pradesh also borders Myanmar and Bhutan.

USGS estimated there was a “low likelihood” of casualties and damage from the quake. — AFP

Themes
ICO