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3.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Manipur, records one aftershock

The National Center for Seismology of the Ministry of Earth Sciences said that an earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale hit Manipur on June 2nd, 2020, morning. The epicentre of the quake was 185 km East Ukhrul in Manipur at a depth of 100 km. The earthquake occurred at 7:14 am Indian Standard Time, the center added.

Later at 8:18 am, another aftershock measuring 3 on the Richter scale was felt in the state. The epicentre of the quake was 34 km North West of Imphal in Manipur at a depth of 23 km. The earthquake occurred at 8.18 pm Indian Standard Time, the center added

As per information, there were no reports of loss of life or damage to property.

Also read: Earthquake shocks NE, epicenter at Manipur

On May 25th, 2020, evening, an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Manipur. The epicentre of the quake was 13 km south of Moirang town in Manipur at a depth of 40 km. The earthquake occurred at 8.12 pm Indian Standard Time, the center added. The tremors were felt in Bangladesh and Myanmar too.

The seismology centre also recorded one aftershock. It took place at 8.25 pm, 39 km West-Southwest of Moirang, at a depth of 20 km underground. The aftershock measured just 2.9 on the Richter scale.

There have been some minor earthquakes in the country over the past two months. A low-intensity earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Delhi on May 10th, 2020. Its epicentre was Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. A mild earthquake had hit the national capital on April 12, also measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale. There had been no loss of life or property.

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