Mild earthquake hits north-east

     An earthquake of moderate intensity shook some parts of the northeast region, including Meghalaya, Assam, on Sunday night, according to the Meteorological Department. According to Central Seismological Observatory in Shillong, the earthquake, which occurred at 11.56 p.m., was measured 4.9 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the quake was in Indo-Myanmar border region. No damage was reported anywhere. The Seismological Observatory has recorded 28 quakes in the region this year till September. In 2008, the total number of recorded quakes were 24. On 21st September an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale was felt in the region. It was the biggest quake in the region in the last 20 years.

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