Shillong, April 24: A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the West Khasi Hills area of Meghalaya on Monday at 7:47 am local time, according to a report by the National Center for Seismology (NCS).
The quake occurred at a depth of 5 km with its epicentre located at Lat: 25.47 and Long: 90.94. The NCS tweeted about the earthquake stating,
“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5, Occurred on 24-04-2023, 07:47:14 IST, Lat: 25.47 & Long: 90.94, Depth: 5 Km, Location: West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya,” No casualties or damage have been reported so far.
Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5, Occurred on 24-04-2023, 07:47:14 IST, Lat: 25.47 & Long: 90.94, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya https://t.co/nhNFvCJHu5@ndmaindia @Indiametdept @Ravi_MoES @Dr_Mishra1966 @PMOIndia @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/CRBftDCcAb
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) April 24, 2023
This earthquake comes after a 3.2 magnitude quake hit Meghalaya’s Tura district in the early morning hours of April 23. The NCS confirmed this earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 10 km.
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Earthquakes are not uncommon in Meghalaya, a state located in the northeastern part of India. The region falls under seismic zone V, which is considered to be a high-risk zone for earthquakes. The state has seen several earthquakes in the past, with the most severe one recorded in 1897 with a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter Scale.
The NCS has been actively monitoring seismic activities in the region, and the public is advised to stay alert and follow safety guidelines during an earthquake.