Quake hits Myanmar, northeast India, Bangladesh

Shillong: India’s northeastern states and Bangladesh shook on Wednesday evening after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar, officials said.

The tremors were felt at 7.25 p.m. with its epicentre in the Myanmar-India border region, said an official of the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong.

Seven of the northeastern states — Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur — are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.