6.7 magnitude earthquake kills eight in India

01:18 PM | 4 Jan, 2016
6.7 magnitude earthquake kills eight in India
NEW DELHI (News Desk) - At least eight people died and over 100 injured as powerful earthquake jolted areas near India-Bangladesh-Myanmar border earlier on Monday (today).

According to US Geological Survey the magnitude of quake was found to be 6.7 at Richter scale while it was centred 29km off Amphal around 57km deep.

Media reports suggest that earthquake was noted around 4:35am IST and a rescue operation was initiated immediately.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet that he has spoken to Interior Minister Rajnath who is currently in Assam to inquire about the aftermath of quake.

Later he said he has also telephoned chief ministers of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh to discuss the relief activities.

There are no reports of any losses to life or properties in Bangladesh or Myanmar following the earthquake.