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.
Earthquake of Magnitude:3.4, Occurred on 12-10-2021, 08:50:16 IST, Lat: 24.14 & Long: 93.95, Depth: 36 Km ,Location: 43km SSE of Moirang, Manipur, India for more information download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/lOrKmeNs6u @ndmaindia @Indiametdept pic.twitter.com/fuCFlKtQPO
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) October 12, 2021
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.