Silchar/Shillong, March 2: The Northeast and adjoining Bangladesh were rocked by an earthquake of moderate intensity, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, at 7 this morning.
The earthquake, with its epicentre at 24.8 degrees north latitude and 92.2 degrees east longitude, lasted for nearly five seconds, officials of the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong said.
The earthquake’s depth was 10km and the epicentre was on the India (Karimganj)-Bangladesh border, the officials added.
The early morning quake was felt in Silchar, Karimganj, and Hailakandi and in parts of Bangladesh. People in Guwahati also felt it.
Officials of the Cachar district disaster management control room said there have been no reports of any major damage or casualty, but cracks have been reported from many places across Barak Valley.
Cracks have also been noticed in most of the two-storied buildings across Silchar. Similar reports have come from Hailakandi and Karimganj.
The additional deputy commissioner of Cachar, Debashish Chakraborty, who is in charge of the district disaster management unit, said there have been no reports of any largescale damage or casualty so far.
He was quick to add that the team is proactive about the post-quake measures.