While people were busy hopping Durga Puja pandals on Monday evening, an earthquake of medium scale hit Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur.

According to information, the epicentre of the earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale was 17 km northeast of Mongar in Bhutan.

The epicentre of the earthquake, which occurred at 6.06 pm, was registered at a depth of 10 km.

The National Centre for Seismology and the Indian Metrological Department is yet to issue any statement on the tremor. Details are awaited.

Tremors were felt across the Northeast, especially in Guwahati, Shillong, Imphal, Churachandpur and Thoubal in Manipur.

Till the filing of this report, there was no report of damage of any sort from any place.

On October 3, an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter magnitude scale hit Manipur.

An earthquake on January 4, 2016, measuring 6.7 on the Richter, damaged buildings and structures and claimed eight lives.

Earthquake in the northeast region is quite common as the region falls under Zone V among earthquake-prone areas.

The region is considered as one of the most earthquake vulnerable areas in the world.

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