6.7 magnitude earthquake jolts northeastern India

Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted northeastern India on Monday morning, killing two and injuring thirty-five others.

The tremors were felt around 4:35 am and the epicenter of the quake was located in Tamenglong in Manipur.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake extended along the Indo-Myanmar border and had a depth of 10 Km.

Tremors were also felt in Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Several buildings in Imphal have been damaged and several others have collapsed, the Police reported.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said that he had spoken with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and has asked him to oversee the situation arising due to the earthquake.

“Spoke to Rajnath ji, who is in Assam, on the situation arising due to the earthquake & asked him to oversee the situation,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, an NDRF team has been asked to move from Guwahati to the areas affected from the quake.

(Image courtesy: ANI)

News24 Bureau