An earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale, struck Meghalaya on Friday.

According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occurred around 1:15 pm about 53 kilometres north of Tura in the state.

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.3, occurred on July 9, at 13:16:25 IST, Latitude: 25.99 and Longitude: 90.27, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 53 km North of Tura, Meghalaya,” said National Center for Seismology in a tweet.

Earlier on June 18, an earthquake of magnitude 2.6 on the Richter scale occurred in the West Khasi Hills.