Facebook activates safety check tool for quake-affected people in N-East

With a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale rocking India’s northeastern region early Monday, Facebook has activated its safety check tool to help people in the area let friends and family know they are safe.

Facebook_3474124c“A major earthquake just struck northeastern India and we’ve activated Safety Check to help people in the area let friends and family know they’re safe. The tool is here:https://www.facebook.com/safet…/manipurearthquake-jan03-2016

Tremors were also felt in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal. If you appear to be nearby, we’ll send you a notification to access Safety Check so you can share that you’re safe and see that people you care about are safe as well,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.

“My thoughts are with everyone in the affected areas. May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy,” he added.

The quake occurred at 4.35 a.m. and had its epicentre in Manipur’s Tamenglong district. Initial reports indicate that one young girl was killed and 30 were injured.

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