ITANAGAR,, July 20 - An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude jolted Arunachal Pradesh today, just a day after three quakes shook the mountainous State within a span of 30 minutes.
The tremor measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 4.24 am at a depth of 10 km. Its epicentre was in East Kameng district at 27.7 degree north latitude and 92.7 degree east longitude, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Though no loss of life or major damage to property has been reported so far, the State Disaster Management Department has confirmed that a few houses at Seppa, the headquarters of East Kameng district, developed cracks due to the quake that lasted a few seconds.
On Friday, three earthquakes of 5.6, 3.8 and 4.9 magnitudes hit Arunachal Pradesh and other parts of the North East, including Assam. The epicentres of the first two quakes were located in East Kameng district, while the third one was located in Kurung Kumey district.