4 earthquakes hit Arunachal Pradesh, three on Friday, one on Saturday morning; no loss of life or property

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh): An earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude on Richter Scale jolted East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh at 4:24 am on Saturday.

Earlier three earthquakes had hit the state on Friday afternoon.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that on Friday, three earthquakes of 5.6, 3.8 and 4.9 magnitude hit Arunachal Pradesh within minutes of each other.

According to the MeT Department, no loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far due to the quakes, each of which lasted for a few seconds.

The first quake of 5.6-magnitude occurred at 2.52 pm on Friday at a depth of 10 km in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, the tremors of which were felt in Itanagar, Guwahati, other parts of Assam and Dimapur in Nagaland, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said.

The second one of 3.8-magnitude was recorded at 3.04 pm, also at the depth of 10 km at another site in East Kameng.

The third 4.9-magnitude quake was recorded at 3.21 pm. It had its epicenter at a depth of 95 km in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal.

The fourth jolt was reported from East Kameng again with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter’s scale at 4:24 am today.

According to seismologists, the north-eastern region comes under “Zone 5” on the seismic map, making the states susceptible to earthquakes. “Zone 5” covers the areas with the highest risks.