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Mild quake hits northeast India

Posted on Feb 28 2014 | IANS

Agartala, Feb 28 : A low intensity quake measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook India's northeastern states Friday evening, officials said.

"The quake occurred at 6.41 p.m. There has been no report of casualties or damage to property so far," an official of the state disaster management centre told IANS.

The official said the epicentre was in northwestern Tripura along the India-Bangladesh border.

The tremor was also felt in southern Assam and parts of Bangladesh.

Friday's earthquake was the third in the past six days in northeast India.

The northeast is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt (zone five) in the world.

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