Facebook Activates Safety Check Tool for Manipur Earthquake

The social-networking platform is enabling people in the region to mark themselves safe.

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Residents and disaster relief workers help clear the damage. (Photo courtesy:<i> Manipur Times</i>’ <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ManipurTimes/">Facebook Page</a>)

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 Safety Mark for Manipur is active. (Photo: Facebook screengrab)
Facebook Safety Mark for Manipur is active. (Photo: Facebook screengrab)

A major earthquake just struck northeastern India and we've activated Safety Check to help people in the area let...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, January 3, 2016

The quake occurred at 4.35 am, with its epicentre in Manipur’s Tamenglong district. Nine people have lost their lives and over 200 have been injured.

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Facebook’s safety check tool can be accessed here.

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