Arunachal earthquake

Itanagar, April 15: An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted North of Pangin, Arunachal Pradesh at 6.56 am on Friday. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) said that the earthquake was felt at 06:56 hours at 1176 km kilometres North of Pangin, Arunachal Pradesh.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:5.3, Occurred on 15-04-2022, 06:56:19 IST, Lat: 38.62 and Long: 97.05, Depth: 30 Km, Location: 1176km N of Pangin, Arunachal Pradesh,” NCS tweeted.


According to China’s Xinhua news agency, the tremor occurred at 9:26 am (Beijing time). It further reported that the epicenter was monitored at 38.52 degrees north latitude and 97.33 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 km.

No casualties or destruction of property has been reported so far.

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Earlier this year, Arunachal Pradesh was hit by two earthquakes. In February, an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Pangin with the epicenter at 305-km North North East of Pangin. According to the NCS, the depth of the tremor was around 10-km.

In January, an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hit Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley district. As per the NCS, the epicentre was 94-km northeast of Pangin.