Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Arunachal, no casualties or damage reportedLast updated on Apr 24, 2019, 01:29 pm
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early hours today, the US Geological Survey said.
The epicenter of the shallow quake was about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Along, and 180 kilometers southwest of the state capital Itanagar.
It struck at 1.45 am (20:15 GMT).
USGS estimated there was a "low likelihood" of casualties and damage from the quake.
The quake was also felt in Tibet, said China's Xinhua
Arunachal Pradesh is India's least densely populated state, but is still home to more than 1.2 million people, according to the state government's website.
Northeast India, as well as the Himalayan belt, is an active zone prone to earthquakes of varying intensity.
Also, China's official state news agency Xinhua said the quake was felt in Tibet, which neighbors the Indian state.
India, China's disputed control over Arunachal Pradesh remains unsolved
New Delhi and Beijing for decades have disputed control over Arunachal Pradesh, a dispute that remains unresolved. India considers Arunachal one of its northeastern states, while China claims about 90,000 square kilometers of the territory. Arunachal Pradesh also borders Myanmar and Bhutan.