Magnitude-5.1 earthquake occurs in India-Myanmar border region at around 01:54 MMT Sept. 20. No immediate reports of damage or injuries.
A magnitude-5.1 earthquake occurred in the India-Myanmar border region at around 01:54 MMT Sept. 20. The epicenter was about 61 km (38 miles) southeast of Phek, India. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 79 km (49 miles), and light shaking was probably felt throughout parts of the India-Myanmar border region. There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake; significant damage is unlikely. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas. Aftershocks are likely over the coming days.
Officials may temporarily shut down transportation infrastructure in the tremor zone to check for damage. Minor disruptions could occur during shutdowns, but service will likely resume quickly if no damage is found. Utility outages are possible, particularly near the earthquake’s epicenter.
Plan accordingly for aftershocks. Consider vacating multistory buildings if operating in affected areas until authorities confirm their structural integrity. Allow additional time for air and road travel, as aftershocks may prompt brief disruptions. Seek updated information on road conditions before driving in hilly areas in the affected region due to potential landslides.