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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Northeast, Tremors Felt In Kolkata, Guwahati

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake – Falam, 19 km northwest of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 5:15 am (GMT +5:30) – 2 hours 11 minutes ago

A strong and shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck the Myanmar-India border region early on Friday, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). According to the alert by the independent organisation and provider of real-time earthquake information, the quake struck 174km east of Bangladesh’s Chittagong, and the tremors were felt as far away as in West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam in eastern India.

Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks India-Myanmar border; tremors felt in Kolkata, Guwahati

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake near Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), was reported only 20 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 42.1 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Friday, November 26th, 2021, at 5:45 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), which listed it as a magnitude 6.1 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 6.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.8.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Hakha (pop. 20,000) located 21 km from the epicenter, Palan (pop. 5,400) 22 km away, Saiha (pop. 22,700) 64 km away, Lunglei (pop. 52,700) 79 km away, and Serchhip (pop. 20,200) 87 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mawlaik (pop. 44,500) located 131 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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