A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was reported near the India-Myanmar border on Friday morning, according to the National Center for Seismology said.
Tremors were felt across Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam. Witness accounts on European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) website said that the quake was felt as far away as Kolkata.
“It was one of the longest earthquake I’ve ever felt,” one such witness from Mizoram’s Thenzawl posted on EMSC.
The epicentre of the earthquake was 183 kilometres east of Chittagong in Bangladesh. According to the Seismology Center, the quake occured at 5.15am.
There were also reports of a second earthquake at 5.53am.