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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hits Assam’s Sonitpur: NCS

Guwahati: An earthquake of 6.4 richter scale hit Assam on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology confirmed.

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GuwahatiAn earthquake of 6.4 richter scale hit Assam on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology confirmed.

The epicenter of the quake was Sonitpur and the quake occurred at 7:51 am at a depth of 17 kilometres, it said.

Thus far, there are still no immediate reports of loss of lives or property destroyed due to this earthquake.

The National Center for Seismology took to Twitter to confirm the news and added that a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Assam in the wee hours of April 28.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:6.4, Occurred on 28-04-2021, 07:51:25 IST, Lat: 26.69 & Long: 92.36, Depth: 17 Km ,Location: 43km W of Tezpur, Assam, India,” National Center for Seismology said in a tweet.

Tremors were also felt in the entire region, including neighbouring states like the northern parts of West Bengal and Meghalaya. As per reports, the quake struck Sonitpur district at 7.51 am.

This was later followed up by two more jerks of 4.3 and 4.4 magnitudes at 7.58 am and 8.01 am, respectively.

Most parts of the region felt the impact of the massive quake as numerous people ran out of their homes and other places in panic.

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Furthermore, numerous buildings in Tezpur, the district headquarters of Sonitpur, Guwahati and other regions developed cracks. Further reports are still awaited regarding casualty.

(With PTI Inputs)

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