An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale hit the northeastern state of Manipur at around 8.50 am on Tuesday, National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

The quake originated at a depth of 36 km and had its epicentre around 31km from Moirang in Manipur’s Chandel district, as per NCS data.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale struck the state on September 20 this year. Its epicentre was Shirui in the Ukhrul district.

No casualties have been reported so far.

On January 4, 2016, Manipur witnessed a strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale which claimed eight lives and damaged many houses and structures including the iconic ‘Ima keithel’ (mothers market) in Imphal.

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