Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude hits Meghalaya

SHILLONG, DECEMBER 11 (PTI): A moderate intensity quake measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale on Monday shook Meghalaya, but there was no report of any casualty.Officials at the Regional Seismological Centre here said the epicentre was at a depth of 60 km in the remote East Garo Hills district. The quake, that lasted for a few seconds, occurred at around 9.05 a.m. Meghalaya and the seven other northeastern states fall in Zone 5 of the country’s earthquake zoning map. According to the zoning map, Zone 5 is associated with the highest level of seismicity. Earlier in the morning, an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Jammu and Kashmir.