Tremors felt in Arunachal Pradesh

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There were no immediate reports of casualties after the earthquake. Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide. Representative purpose only. Photo: Pixabay

A medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit Arunachal Pradesh early on Wednesday (April 24), the National Centre for Seismology said.

The epicenter of the quake was West Siang district, it said. The quake occurred at 1:45 am at the depth of 10 kilometres. The northeast region falls under a high-seismic zone and is prone to quakes.

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits Tibet close to India

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A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck China’s remote Himalayan region of Tibet close to India early Wednesday, authorities said.

The epicentre of the quake, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 28.40 degrees north latitude and 94.61 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The quake, which struck at 4:15 am, jolted Medog county in Nyingchi city which is located close to Arunachal Pradesh. The state-run Xinhua news agency said that the quake was felt in Tibet.

Tibetan plateau is known to be prone to heavy earthquakes as it sits right over the place where the tectonic Euroasian and Indian plates meet, often colliding with a huge force.

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