Assam Earthquake: 6.4 magnitude quake, two aftershocks jolt Assam, tremors felt in Northeast, Bengal
GUWAHATI- A major earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale jolted Northeast India on Wednesday morning. The earthquake originated in Tezpur of Assam and tremors were felt across Assam, North Bengal and other parts of the Northeast.
According to the National Centre of Seismology, the earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale originated in Sonitpur, Tezpur of Assam. The first earthquake was recorded at 7:51 am and according to the seismology centre, it was centred 43 km west of Tezpur in Assam.
There were two aftershocks following the first major earthquake, one around 7:55 am and another a few minutes after that. The two aftershocks measured 4.3 and 4.4 on the Richter Scale.
Locals in Assam and North Bengal reported the major earthquake around 8 am on Thursday. Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was among those who tweeted about the earthquake.
Locals in Assam and North Bengal who experience the tremors said the earthquake may have lasted for at least 30 second and continued to shake up buildings during that time.
The US Geological Survey has said the earthquake hit at a relatively shallow depth of 29 kilometres (18 miles)
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