A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Manipur today at 4.35 am where six people were killed and over 90 were injured. Many buildings collapsed or developed cracks in Tamenglong,

The devastation that happened due to the earthquake | Source: Facebook/ Alwa Sangma

The Army and Air Force have joined the relief operations and two teams of National Disaster Response Force have been rushed to Imphal while one was being sent to Assam.

But the news channels relayed the news and moved on. The Pathankot operation occupied the most screen space but while the channels found time to cut to Justice Lodha talking about BCCI reforms, the earthquake remained an after-thought. However, as many of Twitter mentioned, every time Delhi quivers for six seconds or less, the whole nation is alerted about it.

This is like the Chennai floods all over again.

Here's how a few people reacted on social media:

The frequent Earthquakes all over India are a result of the geologically active Indian subcontinental tectonic plate. It...

Posted by Subhajeet Chakraborty on Sunday, January 3, 2016

The scant coverage of the Earthquake in Manipur and neighboring states in the English media channels again underlines...

Posted by Manas Ranjan on Sunday, January 3, 2016

My heart goes out to Manipur - the people who were heavily affected by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake this morning. This...

Posted by Rohini Singh on Sunday, January 3, 2016

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/earthquake-measuring-6-8-magnitude-strikes-india/I seldom read...

Posted by Madhurima Devi Dasi on Sunday, January 3, 2016

North East is a part of India. I know we don't even need to say this. But when even a magnitude 2 earthquake in Delhi...

Posted by The Frustrated Indian on Monday, January 4, 2016

5 dead and more than 50 injured so far. Hope the casualties don't increase. Dreading an aftershock. Please avoid...

Posted by Monika Khangembam on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Manipur aftermath earthquake

Posted by Alva Sangma on Sunday, January 3, 2016


You may have thought that national media learnt their lesson after the Chennai flood coverage but it looks like they haven't. And that's really sad.

(With inputs from PTI)