Itanagar, April 25, 2019:
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook West Siang at around 1.45 am, compelling many to run out of their houses.
This is the first tremor of its kind to be felt here with that intensity.
The District Disaster Management Officer, Nima Dorjee with his team of officials disclosed that epicenter of the earthquake is likely in the radius of 10km from Darak circle in West Siang and Kaying EAC Headquarter in Siang District.
The tremor triggered massive landslide at vulnerable locations at Kamba – Darak road which is located 25km from Aalo.
However, the local PMGSY contractor has cleared the blockade. The road from Darak to Poyom, Darak to Bogo and Darak to Potom village are said to be blocked due to landslides at all vulnerable locations. Two semi RCC buildings of the medical department were also found with cracks, Semi RCC kitchen and three rooms of a private RCC building were also found with cracks all over. A portion of RCC wall in Darak Circle Office has also collapsed due to the quake. More reports of damages are awaited from other far-flung areas.
Speaking to InsideNE, DC West Siang District, Swetika Sachan said that more reports of damages are also awaited from other far-flung areas, but no human casualties have been reported so far.