Chin State Hit by Earthquake, No Casualties Reported
29 July 2012: A moderate earthquake hits Burma near the Indian border this morning, reaching as far as Falam and Hakha towns of Chin State.
The earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richer scale jolted parts of Chin State around 8am today but no casualties or damages have been reported so far.
A local resident in Hakha told Chinland Guardian: “Our house was shaken and some bottles fell onto the floor. We started getting dizzy but fortunately it stopped after a while.”
Originated from the Indian-Burma border and located about 70km underneath the earth’s crust in Burma, the quake was also felt in parts of India and Bangladesh.
The epic center location is about 68km from Falam, and about 215 kilometers (135 miles) northwest of Mandalay, Burma, according to sources.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang