Earthquake Of 5.5 Magnitude Hits Arunachal Pradesh, Tremors Felt In North-East

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A minor earthquake of 5.5 magnitude was felt in the North-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday afternoon. The epicentre of the quake was at the depth of 16.8 km and was located 64 km northeast of Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, as per the US Geological Survey. Tremors of the quake were also felt in Assam. 

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:
Source: PTI

Update at 4:44 PM: Arunachal Pradesh government issues statement:

"5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 2:52 PM. The epicentre of the earthquake was at East Kameng district. Two aftershocks of the quake were also felt at 3:04 PM and 3:21 PM in Kurung Kumey district. No damage has been reported."

Update at 15:50: China has attempted to use the earthquake to needle India over its border, with state-run CGTN reporting the epicentre as Shannan in the Tibetan autonomous region.


A minor earthquake of 5.5 magnitude was felt in the North-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday afternoon. The epicentre of the quake was at the depth of 16.8 km and was located 64 km northeast of Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, as per the US Geological Survey. Tremors of the quake were also felt in Assam. 

The earthquake was reported at around 3:19 PM IST. 

Further details awaited. 

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