6.1 earthquake causes fear in inhabitants of India and Myanmar

The American Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English) announced this Thursday that a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook the border region between the India and Myanmar.

According to information provided by said agency, the earthquake originated at a depth of 32.8 kilometers and its epicenter was located 19 kilometers northwest of the city of Hakha in Chin state, Myanmar, also known as Burma.

At the moment, there are no reports of possible fatalities or injuries.

Seismic activity took place at 23:45 (UTC) on this Thursday and fortunately no deaths or injuries have been reported. In addition, Indian government authorities they are already beginning to assess the damage caused by this geological phenomenon.

Villagers terrified by the earthquake

The telluric movement originated at a depth of 32.8 kilometers.

Secondly, the report of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) indicates that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.8 and it occurred at a depth of 60 kilometers. Its epicenter was located 142 kilometers from the Indian city of Aizawl, Mizoram and 10 kilometers from Hakha.

Local media mention that witnesses have described the earthquake as “A strong jolt” that forced them to wake up and that there were even those who left their house terrified. “My 8-story building swayed so much that I woke up from a deep sleep,” said a resident of the city of Chittagong, which is located 185 km west of the epicenter of the earthquake on Thursday.

What are earthquakes?

The main thing in case of seismic alerts is to remain calm.

Just as you mentioned The Truth News previously, a earthquake is he abrupt movement of the Earth caused by release of accumulated energy for a long time. However, telluric movements could also originate due to the activation of seismic faults and the eruption of volcanoes. An earthquake cannot be prevented, so it is important to know what to do and how to act in case of witnessing one.

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