Shillong: A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Meghalaya on Monday evening, rattling the state and neighbouring regions. The tremor was felt in Assam, northern West Bengal, and Sikkim.
The epicentre of the quake was located in the North Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, approximately 3 km from Resubelpara. It occurred at a depth of 10 km.
Officials from the disaster management authority confirmed that there have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
The northeastern states of India are located in a high seismic zone, making them susceptible to earthquakes. This is due to the presence of the Shillong Plateau, which is a geologically unstable region.