Arunachal Pradesh: Earthquake Of Magnitude 5.7 Jolts West Siang District; Tremors Felt In Several Northeastern States

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck West Siang District in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday. The earthquake struck at roughly 10:31 AM, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

The earthquake struck at 28.39 degrees latitude and 94.42 degrees longitude. Its depth, on the other hand, was measured to be 10 kms.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:5.7, Occurred on 10-11-2022, 10:31:07 IST, Lat: 28.39 & Long: 94.42, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, India” – tweeted by the National Centre for Seismology.

In the meantime, another earthquake of magnitude 3.5 also occurred in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, at around 10:59 AM.

The earthquake struck at 28.70 degrees latitude and 94.05 degrees longitude. Its depth, on the other hand, was measured to be 10 kms.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5, Occurred on 10-11-2022, 10:59:43 IST, Lat: 28.70 & Long: 94.05, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, India” – tweeted by the National Centre for Seismology.

It is worth noting that geologists believe the Kopili fault zone, which is closer to the Himalayan Frontal Thrust, is the primary cause of these jolts. This is a seismically active area falling in the highest Seismic Hazard Zone V.

A 300-kilometer-long and 50-kilometer-wide lineament that runs from Manipur’s western border to the tri-junction of Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh, and Assam. Lower crustal dextral strike-slip earthquakes are generated by the Kopili fault, which is a transpressional fracture.

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