Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits India-Myanmar border region

Nov 26, 2021: A shallow but strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook the Myanmar-India border early Friday morning, but no immediate damage was reported.

Tremors from the earthquake were felt as far away as Kolkata, India but there were no immediate reports of damage.

According to India’s National Center for Seismology, the quake was at a depth of 12 km (7.5 mi) and about 140 km (87 mi) away from Aizawal in northeastern India.

It was felt in the Bangladeshi coastal city of Chittagong and the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, about 451 kilometers (280 miles) from the epicenter of the quake near Aizawal, according to eyewitness accounts posted at the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) website and Twitter.

“Very strong,” one such witness posted on EMSC from Chittagong. The quake affected northeastern Indian states and other major cities in Bangladesh, according to the EMSC and the Earthquake Monitoring Agency of India.

The EMSC kept its intensity at 5.8, after first reporting it at 6.0.

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