New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Chief Ministers of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland after an earthquake struck these states.
“PM @narendramodi spoke to CMs of Assam & Manipur regarding the earthquake in the region,” said a tweet by the Prime Ministers’ Office.
“PM @narendramodi spoke to the CM of Nagaland regarding the earthquake in the region,” said another tweet later.
An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook the northeast, several parts of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and even Delhi and NCR.
There was no immediate report of any casualty or major damage.
The epicenter of the quake was in Myanmar, some 100 km off the India-Myanmar border.
In Guwahati, some people reported cracks in buildings while there was power outage for some time in Shillong. Tremors were also felt in the northeastern states of Mizoram and Nagaland.
All the northeastern states are categorised under zone 5 in the country’s seismological map and are considered highly vulnerable.